1976 Little Construction Vehicles

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    I've had these little plastic construction vehicles for as long as I can remember. I don't recall the details of how I acquired them, but I suspect they were birthday party favors. My set included a steam roller, dump truck, power shovel, forklift, and bulldozer.

    I played with them when I was quite young, and then in my high school days I displayed the set in a shadow box that hung on my bedroom wall. Today, they live in a special wooden box dedicated to such trinkets.

    Photo submitted to the Flickr group Macro Mondays for the "childhood memories" theme.

    This is one of many curious items collected in JD's House of Miscellany.

    Photo seen in Flickr Explore.

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    Source: photos.jdhancock.com/photo/2010-08-16-063748-1976-little-...

    sⓘndy°, .Mondial., whalemap, and 29 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. craiginvan 45 months ago | reply

      great focus and composition!

    2. DodogoeSLR 45 months ago | reply

      cool macro monday!

    3. Kat Davis © 45 months ago | reply

      Cute---I like how the penny gives scale.

    4. Yogma 45 months ago | reply

      Ditto above comment... Super fun MM!

    5. bunnyfrogs 45 months ago | reply

      These are so cute! I've always loved tiny things. HMM!

    6. JD Hancock 45 months ago | reply

      .Mondial.: Thank you. Happy MM to you too! ;-)

      Gobble Monster: Thank you very much.

      KeYmA78: I'm glad you like the story. HMM to you! ;-)

      Paloetic: Thanks! I like that they are "boyishly" cute. ;-)

      miler man: I included the penny for scale, because it's so hard to appreciate how small they are without a reference point. And don't worry, I have my fair share of trash as well. ;-)

      wintersoul1: Thank you!

      Debbie :)): Thanks! You have a great Monday yourself! ;-)

      ShellyS: Thank you!

      theilr: Thanks! They were not designed to carry pennies. I added it for scale reference.

      Ŕooner: Thank you!

      AmpamukA: You are very kind for saying so. Thank you!

      johnnycashisback: Thank you!

      DodogoeSLR: Thanks!

      Kat Davis ©: Thank you! I do need to come up with some other things to show scale besides coins, though! ;-)

      Yogma: Thanks! Super fun MM to you too! ;-)

      bunnyfrogs: Thank you! I hope you have a HMM as well! ;-)

    7. Ianmoran1970 45 months ago | reply

      Wonderful stuff, great dof, HMM!

    8. Marked_man 45 months ago | reply

      this is an awesome shot for MM or any other day. well done!

    9. Roberto G Garza [deleted] 45 months ago | reply

      Great macro!!! HMM Saludos JD...

    10. Limmerick8 45 months ago | reply

      Great composition, JD. Love the mini truck bokeh. These little guys are great. They are definite keepers.

    11. © MFFPHOTOGRAPHY 45 months ago | reply

      Fabulous AMAZING picture!!

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    12. JD Hancock 45 months ago | reply

      Jones Family Photography: Thanks!

      Ianmoran1970: I'm glad you like it. HMM to you!

      Marked_man: You are kind to say that. Thank you!

      Roberto G Garza: Thanks. HMM Saludos! ;-)

      Limmerick8: Thank you. Is it truokeh? ;-)

      © MFFPHOTOGRAPHY: Thank you!

    13. JD Hancock 45 months ago | reply

      I just saw that this photo made Flickr Explore. Thank you everyone for your comments and faves!

    14. Dr. Ilia 45 months ago | reply

      Well captured
      "This photograph is a WINNER!"


      the BEST of Flickr!!!

    15. daniellih 45 months ago | reply

      cute!! love the colors, too!

    16. Matt Burrows 45 months ago | reply

      lol...a penny saved is a penny earned!! Great macro JD!

    17. JD Hancock 45 months ago | reply

      Iwan Lindeboom: Thanks for the invitation!

      Dr. Ilia: Thank you for the award!

      daniellih: Thanks!

      Matt Burrows: Thank you. I hope people don't get the idea that I'm dumping my money! ;-)

    18. Rue89 14 months ago | reply

      Hi,
      We're a French news website called Rue89 (www.rue89.com) and are about to use this picture (with link and credit) to illustrate a story on our site, observing the Creative Commons conditions mentioned in this page.

      If you do not want us to reproduce your work on our site, just email us webmaster[at]rue89.com.

      Congratulations for this photo.

    19. Hermes from Mars [deleted] 12 months ago | reply

      Hello, I've used this photo on a blog post. I've credited you just after the photo.

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