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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

The Family Circle: 1949

The Family Circle: 1949

Circa 1949, an unlabeled Kodachrome of Linda and her mom along with some characters seen in a previous episode of the family saga. View full size.

Nice Photo

That's a nice photo, well composed, beautiful color. The person who took it appears to have above average skill with a camera. The picture depicts a nice family with kids who should be in their 60's now with families of their own. I don't understand why they would sell these family images on ebay. I just can't imagine doing that.

[The usual reason: Someone died, and there was an estate sale. - Dave]

If It Isn't

Rin Tin Tin.

Sunny and Warm

Oh, this sunny and green photo is just what a Minnesotan needs on a cloudy cold February day! Thanks Dave.

Missing Sign

Spaniels Need Not Apply

Stacked stone walls

Anyone from New England would recognize those very old natural stone walls (which have lasted for centuries) rampant all over New England. I believe Linda's family must have been from around that area.

Ice Age

I would bet that the location of this photo was covered by glaciers during the last Ice Age.

 
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