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Vintage photos of:
Tappan, New York, 1925. My grandmother, the tall person second row on the right, with her father in front of her, her father-in-law on the left front row and her mother-in-law in the center. Her mother is to her right. The other two girls are her sisters. The small boy is her nephew. View full size.