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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • BANFF NATIONAL PARK, 1936

Street Food: 1957

Street Food: 1957

Oakland, California, circa 1957, and another motoring mishap -- an Avila Meat Co. truck that seems to have broken through the sidewalk. View full size.

 

The Firehouse: 1921

The Firehouse: 1921

San Francisco, 1921. "Sonora Fire Dept. (Tuolumne County) REO trucks at Engine Company No. 15 firehouse, California Street." Firemen and their machines, and one other guy off to the right. 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative. View full size.

 

The Accident: 1957

The Accident: 1957

Oakland circa 1957, and another car crash involving an early-1950s Buick. Conven­iently close to the offices of the Oakland Tribune. Not the mention the 704 Cafe and Hotel Richards. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Let's Take the Ferry: 1951

Let's Take the Ferry: 1951

One of our annual trips from New Jersey to Florida circa 1951-52. This was pre-Interstate days and we traveled U.S. 17, 301 or sometimes A1A. Not sure which ferry this is. With Mom, sister and older brother. View full size.

You Are Here: 1950

You Are Here: 1950

        UPDATE: Main Street in Friendship, Wisconsin, at the Friendship Hotel, is the answer, supplied by "lifelong Wisconsin resident" Wiscojim. Clapclapclap!

Who can tell us where these old-timers are, other than on a porch near a mountain? 4x5 negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Wate and Fate: 1955

Wate and Fate: 1955

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1955. "Don Wasson" is all it says here. In addition to "Meet me at Lee's." 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Ice Cold: 1962

Ice Cold: 1962

Circa 1962, another uncaptioned snap from the News Archive. Which way to the club meeting? 4x5 acetate negative. View full size.

 
 
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