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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • A CHRISTMAS JOKE WITH A POINT TO IT

Joe & Rich: 42 Years Later

Joe & Rich: 42 Years Later

Here I am (Joe Manning) in the middle in 2007. Rich is on the right. The other guy was my roommate at the Air Force Academy. This photo was taken last year, 42 years after the other one. In 1965, Rich was cool, suave and very funny. He still is - well, maybe not as suave. He was my best man in 1969. Both of us have been married for almost 40 years. We each have two kids, and except for a short time in the 1980s, we have lived within two hours of each other since 1967.

Christmas in July: 1915

Christmas in July: 1915

"Raymond Dickey. Christmas 1915." View full size. Nat'l Photo glass negative.

 

Rose and Son: 1925

Rose and Son: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Ford Motor Co." Delivery truck leaving the Rose & Son coalyard at 1125 Seventh Street S.E. View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Moon Girl Butter: 1922

Moon Girl Butter: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "Food Show. Borden Creamery booth." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Little Red Wagons: 1965

Little Red Wagons: 1965

Diamond Bar, California, August 1965. The owner of the MG across the street isn't having quite as good a day as my niece and nephew. I shot this on 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

This Wagon: 1921

This Wagon: 1921

Washington, D.C. "Baby carriage. November 3, 1921." The inscription: "This wagon was made by Issacher Hughes in Richmond, Va., in 1808 for his first-born son. Has been used by six generations. Presented to the Association of Oldest Inhabitants, District of Columbia, Nov. 2, 1921, by his grandson, James W. Hughes." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

AU B-Ball: 1926

AU B-Ball: 1926

"American University Basket Ball Team, 1926." View full size. National Photo Company. Scanned from a ginormous, windowpane-size 8x10 glass plate negative.

 
 
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