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Vintage photos of:
One view of the kitchen at my grandparents' house, 4645 Hazelbrook Avenue in Long Beach (now Lakewood), California, ca. 1939. 8x10" B&W print, on the back of which is stamped:
E. A. WILLIAMS
ANGELUS 14750 - L. A.
I would have guessed the picture was taken in the mid-1940's to early 50's, but the photographer - my great-grandfather Everett A. Williams - was killed in a car accident in 1940. View full size.