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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • LAKE GARDA, ITALY

Tylers at the door

Tylers at the door

Great-Aunt Grace Tyler and her father, Albert Herman Tyler, at the front door of "the Tyler homestead" in Guilford, Vermont, in 1931. Grace and her parents lived in Keene, New Hampshire, where she was a church organist and he was an upholsterer.

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