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Poolside at a Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge in Austin, Texas, 1967. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Hugh Mason Ayer. View full size.
"1925. Bob Grody & manager Ray Kennedy, Palace Laundry." The Palace Club, the Washington, D.C., franchise of the American Professional Basketball League, was sponsored by the Palace Laundry and existed as a team from the league's formation in 1925 to 1928, when it was sold to the Metropolitan League's Brooklyn Visitation club. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.
My mother made darned sure I was bundled up enough for this (presumably) chilly late winter morning in early 1955. My brother shot this on Ektachrome in our front yard as I was about to set off on my 5 block walk to my third grade class at Larkspur-Corte Madera School. I can't remember what the theme of my lunchbox was. It was either "weapon against bullies on my way home" or "please don't let my Thermos break again." View full size. Later on: This and That.