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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Dad Miller

Dad Miller

Another of my Father's Kodachromes, this a portrait of his father, Steve Miller. (We've shared that name for at least 6 generations now... and he also had a sister named Stefanie. Go figure.) Probably about 1945. View full size.

Steve Miller
Someplace near the crossroads of America

Stephanie Mueller Crowley

Hi Steve,
Stephanie was my grandmother. I've never seen a photo of any of her siblings so I was happy to come across this one of her brother. As you probably know, Stephanie was born in February 1884 in Austria and died in March 1967 in New York. She's buried in Calvary Cemetery in Woodside (Queens), New York. I'm anxious to get in touch with you!
Maureen Crowley Cirnitski

 
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