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"Linda 1952." The little lady returns in her "Junior Gardener" overalls, now with stylish futuristic headgear. 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.
April 1916. Washington, D.C. "Richardson tandem biplane hydroplane on the Potomac. George A. Gray at controls. At left and right are Richardson brothers, who built the plane; 2nd from left is their uncle, whose idea it was." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.
My grandfather Howard McGraw, a photographer for the Detroit News, likely saw the scene in his neighborhood and stopped for the shot. The airplane is an early 1940's Murray Pursuit pedal car with Army decals and machine gun mounts - worth over $1000 today if restored! And the gas pump would likely go for about $3000 restored! Scanned from a 4x5 negative. View full size.