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Vintage photos of:
The Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey town council swears in Mayor A.J. Zimmerman in the early 1950s. My grandfather is back left. View full size.
This is the center of Leominster, Massachusetts. My mother group up in this town. I believe it is from the 1920s but I'm not certain. View full size.
This was taken in Provincetown, Massachusetts. All I know about it is the year and location. Scanned from the original 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.
Me, on the right, with my mum and brother in the Autumn of 1963, Reading, England. View full size.
My grandparents standing outside Mt. Carmel Catholic School in Poughkeepsie, New York during WW2. View full size.
This is my oldest brother and one of his buds, heading off for a weekend of camping, riding their bikes on two-lane blacktop and gravel back roads in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, summer of '59. View full size.