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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • EGYPT FOR WINTER SUNSHINE, 1937

Miss Maude and Her Class: c.1926

Miss Maude and Her Class: c.1926

Miss Maude McMahon was a teacher at an elementary school somewhere in Jackson County, Indiana. This was around 1926. Obviously a rural school, (see the bare feet) and they didn't care too much about limiting class size. After leaving teaching she eventually became the town librarian for Brownstown, Indiana for many, many years. Not many smiles. View full size.

Exposition Park: 1966

Exposition Park: 1966

Is that a rocket in your park? My brother and me, displaying some rare sibling affection. Exposition Park, Los Angeles, from May 1966. Photo by my dad. View full size.

Auto al Fresco: c.1920

Auto al Fresco:  c.1920

We wish we had a backstory for this scanned negative from the Bernard Burch photo collection. The setting is somewhere in Minnesota. I defer to Shorpy carspotters to describe the vehicle. View full size.

Children Enjoying the Band: 1953

Children Enjoying the Band: 1953

This slide was taken by my father-in-law at the Cimarron, Kansas Crossing Celebration in June 1953. Julian Aubuchan is the music teacher and director. View full size.

Cimarron School Band: 1952

Cimarron School Band: 1952

The Cimarron, Kansas School Band directed by teacher Julian Aubuchan (with the bass drum and trumpet) getting ready to march at the Hutchinson Kansas State Fair in the September, 1952. Slide taken by my father-in-law, J. Leslie Stewart. View full size.

The Cowling Clan

The Cowling Clan

A photo recently passed to me by my cousin (thanks, Donna!): my maternal grandfather Cowling with his son and sons-in-law, at Fern Ave., Toronto, 1940s. My dad Gord is top middle, next to my Uncle Bus, left, son of Grandpa Nick Cowling, right. My other two uncles, Milt and Wallace, are in the foreground.

Fern Ave., off of Roncesvalles (a vibrant commercial street to this day) is part of older Toronto, with many early 20th century high-density brick row houses, built close to public transit streetcar lines. Those streetcars are still an integral part of Toronto transportation today.

Hangin' at the Texaco

Hangin' at the Texaco

Manny, Moe, Jack and Fred? From the negatives I found at a Whittier book store. View full size.

 
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