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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • AUSTRALIA TRAVEL, c. 1930

Pike's Peak or Bust: 1937

Pike's Peak or Bust: 1937

Taken near Pike's Peak, Colorado, my great grandfather's brother, George W. Downing, poses with his wife, family, and one great automobile. View full size.

Office Xmas Party: 1925

Office Xmas Party: 1925

        It's the week before Christmas, which means it's time for a hallowed holiday tradition here at Shorpy: The Office Xmas Party! Which has been going on for close to 90 years now. Will Clarence in Sales ever get up the nerve to ask out Hermione from Accounting?

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Western Electric Co. group." There are enough little dramas playing out here to keep the forensic partyologists busy until Ground Hog Day. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

McKinley Elementary: 1957

McKinley Elementary: 1957

Taken in 1957, west side of Chicago. This was the home room group that graduated with me. I'm the little guy, 2nd row, 2nd from the right. Standing next to me on the left is Finn; we had most of the same classes together, including music, and played in the band together. View full size.

Key West: 1960

Key West: 1960

Another evocative Kodachrome taken by my dad around Christmas 1960 at the Key West Holiday Inn in Florida. View full size.

Remember the Alamo: 1960

Remember the Alamo: 1960

San Antonio, Texas, 1960. My mother and father are on the far left. The other couple are my aunt and uncle. I discovered this picture in 2005 after my mom passed away.

Pop with Pipe: c.1963

Pop with Pipe: c.1963

c. 1963 - Birmingham, Alabama. My dad and his classic "pipe in the mouth" pose, outside our home in North Birmingham.

If I could just see him light up that pipe one more time...

Ford in Mexico: 1931

Ford in Mexico: 1931

Driver in a 1930 Ford Phaeton talking to a cop in front of the Palacio Nacional, Zocalo, Mexico City, Mexico in 1931 or 1932. View full size.

 
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