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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

Friendly couples: 1930s

Friendly couples: 1930s

Another from my grandmother's photo album, no names on the back of the photo, but the gal on the right looks like my grandmother. I'm not sure who the others are, but I know the guy with his arm around her is not grandpa. This was likely taken around the time she graduated Hollywood High School in 1933. View full size.

Dressed for the roadster

Whoever that guy with your maybe-grandma is, he's one sharp dude. I'm going to have to assume that's his snappy roadster down at the curb. As for the when, the sedan on the other side of the street is a body style you didn't see until the 1935-6 model year for most cars.

 
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