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Vintage photos of:
July 1942. "Willow Run bomber plant. A small part of the world's largest one- story war production plant, the giant Ford bomber factory at Willow Run, Michigan. Fixtures in background hold bomber wings during assembly." Photograph by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.
1975, Crater Lake, Oregon. A friend, my brother and me, captured during the golden hour. I shot this on 35mm Kodak Vericolor via self-timer. Lighting is everything, isn't it? View full size.
My Great-Aunt Bessy in 1927. Scanned from the original print. View full size. [Who's her friend? - Dave]
The last in the "Luncheonette" group. If you look carefully, there's a Mad Magazine on the shelf (floor level). Enjoy! View full size.
Summer 1972, Lake Tahoe. You'd think, after hearing me rhapsodize about my lifelong obsession with cars, that a) I'd have learned to drive before I was 26, and b) my first car would have been something a bit more spectacular than a 1972 Datsun 1200. That's Nissan to you. Well, I had nice pants, anyway. Not bad for a Polaroid, though scuffed as usual. View full size.
Vince's Electric appliance promotion circa 1948. View full size.