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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Red Alert: 1965

Red Alert: 1965

"10/9/65. New York World's Fair. Young redheaded son of Mr. John Semenya of Yonkers, N.Y." 35mm Ektachrome taken by an unknown photographer at the Chrysler pavilion with a Miranda Model D. View full size.

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That kid is my double

I was born in 1958, and I still have a head full of red hair. Unfortunately I still have about nine years to collect Social Security.

Not quite old

This young man would have been about seven in 1965 judging from the missing baby teeth, making him about 57 now - too young for Social Security and Medicare. Chances are good that he's still around, but I wonder if his hair is still red.

Pulitzer

Pulitzer Prize submission!

Tempus Fugit

Pretty good bet, Red Semenya, if he's still with us, has been collecting Social Security checks lately.

A little of both

Opie Doody.

Wow

If Kim Kardashian broke the internet, this fella broke the Kodachrome.

Mystery Solved

Ron Howard is a twin.

O M G ! !

It's me or Howdy Doody or Ron Howard.

 
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