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Vintage photos of:
A very quiet night, after midnight in Medford, Massachusetts. Not sure of the make or year of the car. View full size.
June 1958, somewhere in Pennsylvania. This begins a new series of Kodachromes that I found on eBay. Happy Birthday from Shorpy! View full size.
What better way to close out our circa-1956 Southern California slide show than with a slide show? This third box of Kodachromes from our summer vacation might look familiar, but don't let that fool you ... View full size.