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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • TAKE A KODAK, c. 1930s

Texas: 1963

Texas: 1963

This photo was taken in Texas, 1963. My great grandpa is in the middle and his brother is on the left. All the rest are cousins. The oldest cousin died in a car crash in the early '80s. View full size

Further Auto Identification

The car in front of the the tterrace identified Pontiac is a 62 Chevy Impala. Thanks, Tony.

Tony's Texas

Great color (Kodacolor, looks like). Great lighting (golden hour). Great clothes - left-hand cousin is quite style-conscious with the peg pants and white socks/dark slacks combo, all very de rigueur for the period, believe me; I wanted to look just like that in high school that back then, but usually I was more like right-hand cousin who, ironically enough, is the one who looks more like someone dressed him today. Finally, great two-tone 1955 or '56 Pontiac 2-door hardtop in maroon & yellow - what a fab color combo! Another winner from Tony.

Fate

It is odd to look at this picture and to know your older cousin's fate. Thanks for posting - this captures the era nicely!

 
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