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Vintage photos of:
An unidentified family just arriving at the airport on a Transcontinental & Western Airlines "Sky-Club" flight. From my collection of negatives. View full size.
June 8, 1968. "Funeral cortege of Robert F. Kennedy." Mourners atop a pink DeSoto viewing RFK's funeral train as it made its way from New York to Washington. 35mm Kodachrome transparency from photos by Paul Fusco and Thomas Koeniges for Look magazine. View full size.
August 1963. "New York. Sidewalk sign outside the March on Washington headquarters building, 170 W. 130th Street." Photo by Werner Wolff for U.S. News & World Report. View full size.
Circa 1905 in Sumner, New Zealand, a coastal suburb of Christchurch. One of 10 glass plates by the photographer Adam Maclay showing the denizens of "Myrtle Camp," possibly over a span of years. These fellows are always up to something -- their recreations included cricket (we hope), playing with Rover, reading, shooting, ping-pong (?) and whatever one does with an accordion. View full size.