1976 Little Construction Vehicles

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.


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  • Craig Johnson 5y

    great focus and composition!
  • Marcus Lam 5y

    cool macro monday!
  • Kat Davis © 5y

    Cute---I like how the penny gives scale.
  • G M 5y

    Ditto above comment... Super fun MM!
  • Amy 5y

    These are so cute! I've always loved tiny things. HMM!
  • JD Hancock 5y

    .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! ;-)
  • Jerrell Jones 5y

    great perspective!!!
  • Ian Moran 5y

    Wonderful stuff, great dof, HMM!
  • Mark 5y

    this is an awesome shot for MM or any other day. well done!
  • Roberto G Garza 5y

    Great macro!!! HMM Saludos JD...
  • Sean 5y

    Great composition, JD. Love the mini truck bokeh. These little guys are great. They are definite keepers.
  • Mariela Feliz Fernandez 5y

    Fabulous AMAZING picture!!

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  • JD Hancock 5y

    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!
  • JD Hancock 5y

    I just saw that this photo made Flickr Explore. Thank you everyone for your comments and faves!
  • Ilia Alshanetsky 5y

    Well captured
    "This photograph is a WINNER!"

    the BEST of Flickr!!!
  • Daniel 5y

    cute!! love the colors, too!
  • Matt Burrows 5y

    lol...a penny saved is a penny earned!! Great macro JD!
  • JD Hancock 5y

    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! ;-)
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