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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Upperville: 1947

Upperville: 1947

        "Timothy Mellon is chairman and majority owner of Pan Am Systems, a transportation holding company."    -- Wikipedia

June 17, 1947. "Paul Mellon residence in Upperville, Virginia. Timmie on hobbyhorse." Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Big Wheels: 1925

Big Wheels: 1925

San Francisco circa 1925. "REO touring car at Golden Gate Park." Ready to carry these ladies in style. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Girls' High School: 1906

Girls' High School: 1906

Knoxville, Tennessee, circa 1906. "Girls' High School." Note the spiral-staircase fire escape. Oh, and look at the time! 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

American Dream: 1960

American Dream: 1960

"Two-car families." Columbus, Georgia, circa 1960. Three Fords, an Oldsmobile and a Pontiac. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Lad & Ladder: 1960

Lad & Ladder: 1960

Circa 1960, a junior firefighter and his truck from the Columbus, Georgia, "housing" series of photos. 4x5 negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

That '70s Class

That '70s Class

My sixth-grade class at Mt. Rose Elementary School in York, Pennsylvania, 1971-1972. If we had not yet reached the "awkward" phase, we sure were close. The chap on the far right in the first row later had a career in Hollywood--you can read about him at imdb.com. View full size.

[The "chap on the right" is you? - Dave]

Unfortunately no, but I'm standing right next to him.

Chef's Table: 1951

Chef's Table: 1951

Columbus, Georgia. "Housing 1-18-51." If this lady's five calendars are any guide, the caption is a month off. 4x5 acetate negative. View full size.

 
 
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