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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • TRAVEL TO NIMES, FRANCE: 1926

Christmas Street: 1956

Christmas Street: 1956

Another look at the street seen earlier here. 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

Into the Sun: 1956

Into the Sun: 1956

A found Kodachrome slide of a Southern California street scene, possibly Alhambra or Pasadena, going by the address labels on other boxes in this collection. "1956" is written on the box cover. View full size.

Valentines: 1947

Valentines: 1947

My parents were married on February 14, 1947, and this picture was taken shortly thereafter. This Valentine's Day would have been their 70th wedding anniversary. View full size.

A Droll Stroll: 1912

A Droll Stroll: 1912

Here again is our popular fashionable woman from Upstate New York, first seen here as a Pensive Rocker. I chose this shot because this lady certainly enjoyed her life. Here she is looking over her shoulder at the camera, clearly bantering with the photographer, her husband. View full size.

Hewitt Family Home: 1895

Hewitt Family Home: 1895

Photo taken circa 1895 in Terra Alta, West Virginia. At right are my great-grandfather and great-grandmother, John and Catherine Hewitt, with their daughter Eudora Hewitt and a grandson standing at left. The house is very unusual as the top or upper half looks as though it was an add-on. View full size.

Dam Construction: 1955

Dam Construction: 1955

My father was a city engineer in Riverside, California for a while. He went on a field trip in 1955 to look at engineering projects in Northern California. One of the pictures he took with his 35mm Exacta was this one of a dam under construction. I think it might be the Oroville Dam. View full size.

Detroit Odd Fellows: 1968

Detroit Odd Fellows: 1968

The building on the right is the former Odd Fellows Temple, built in 1874 at the northeast corner of Randolph and Monroe Streets in Detroit, Michigan. Today it houses a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant.

This is a scan of a Kodachrome transparency that was taken in July 1968 from the roof of Crowley's Department Store, which was demolished in 1978. View full size.

 
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