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Vintage photos of:
Anchor Insurance Co. in Los Angeles circa 1949. My parents met here -- Mom is on the right just behind the gent in the dark coat. View full size.
1952. Our young man is back with Father, making his Internet debut in front of the lens, and the Key Lime Plymouth. 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.