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Old Mrs. Lawson ran the show at the one-room school in Honey Grove, Pennsylvania and she was my mother's inspiration to become a teacher. My grandfather photographed her by the schoolhouse door in 1958 on the school's last-ever day of class. The new consolidated elementary school opened the following fall. View full size.
My grandfather photographed the Atlantic City boardwalk on a family trip, in 1964. View full size.