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G.I. Joe Christmas 1964

G.I. Joe Christmas 1964

Diamond Bar, California, Christmas Day 1964. My nephew Jimmy got a G.I. Joe. I got almost all of him in the frame. Not Kodachrome, unfortunately, but some cheap department store off-brand slide film. View full size.

G.I. Joe

Neato! I got the Air Force version (with the orange flight suit) of G.I.Joe for Christmas that year. The very first generation. Probably very collectible now. Parents at the time were so nervous giving boys "dolls" to play with. Hence the term "action figure" had to be invented. Hmmm....I grew up straight.

Nibbles & Tinsel

I used to have the game Nibbles & Bites when I was a kid! And look! A cool tinsel tree!

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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