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I recently purchased a collection of negatives, both film and 4x5 glass. They seem to be circa 1912 and were taken in upstate New York. We have identified locales such as Trenton Falls park (now closed) as well as Niagara Falls, Fultonville and Rome. This lady is featured in most of them, as well as her husband and young son. There are other people, but these three are seen most often. She has an extensive wardrobe, and is photographed in many beautiful outfits. This dress is the simplest. In another photo, she is seen in this chair reading a newspaper. One article in the paper gives us the hint of 1912, and her wardrobe offers more evidence. I'll submit other photos if there is interest. View full size.
This is my mom, Dorothy Porter, and my two older sisters, Madge and June, on a family vacation trip to Folly Beach, South Carolina in the summer of 1950. Not sure if the old carousel was at Folly Beach or if this was perhaps taken at the Myrtle Beach Pavilion. 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.
The year was penciled on the reverse. Photo taken in McMinnville, Oregon. View full size.
This is from a 2.7" x 4.5" paper photo found in an antique store. It's unmarked and I have no idea of its history, but that does appear to be Mrs. Roosevelt on the right? The car, style of dress and the service flag would indicate WWI era. View full size.
Parade in New York City in the 1920s. The building in back is the old courthouse and post office, at the time referred to as Mullet's Monstrosity. Torn down in 1939, it was located on Broadway right by City Hall. First of five shots of the parade in an envelope of negatives I bought recently. View full size.