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Laurel Speedway: 1925

Laurel Speedway: 1925

July 11, 1925. Our third look at the lineup on Laurel Speedway's board track. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Field Music: 1912

Field Music: 1912

Circa 1912. Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania. "National Guard camp. Field music band from Trenton, N.J." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Summertime Santa: 1956

Summertime Santa: 1956

My dad (6 years old) and his older sister in 1956 at "North Pole Colorado -- Home of Santa's Workshop" at the foot of Pike's Peak. Santa sure looks jolly. Full size.

Stars and Stripes: 1915

Stars and Stripes: 1915

Washington, D.C., circa 1915. "Birth of the American flag." View full size.

 

W.M. Freeny: 1920

W.M. Freeny: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "W.M. Freeny Co., front." The W.M. Freeny men's clothing store on 14th Street. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Board Track: 1925

Board Track: 1925

July 11, 1925. "Auto races at Laurel, Maryland." The 1⅛-mile wooden oval at Laurel Speedway. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

1971: Are We Having Fun Yet?

1971: Are We Having Fun Yet?

August 1971 On vacation again, this time camping with my brother and sister-in-law at Hoopa, California. I'm not sure if my expression reflects my real mood, or if I'm just being a wise guy. Note how I set up this self-timer Kodachrome so that I was the one in focus. View full size.

 
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