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Vintage photos of:
Well I am not sure if this is just the look of boredom, fatigue, or regret from what had happened the night before. From my negatives collection. View full size.
I've been trying to find more info about the picture; I believe it is also known as the Thomas Pellet House in Concord, Massachusetts. From my negatives collection. View full size.
My fifth grade class, Raleigh North Carolina, 1982. View full size.
Another in the group of found Kodachromes. Great representation of a busy city street. The El in the far distance, the Chicago Theatre marquee in the near distance. The Butler building is now known as The Gene Siskel Film Center, and is a part of the Art Institute of Chicago. A school that coincidentally, my mother was studying at in 1949. View full size.
My father took this picture on a trip to Northern California in 1955. He worked as an engineer for Riverside County and was visiting various engineering projects. View full size.
Such a sweetie pie. Part of a set of Kodachromes (dated 1949-50) recovered and scanned. Location is near the Jersey Shore. View full size.
The Steel Pier, Atlantic City. Another in the set of found Kodachrome slides. View full size.