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[REV 25-NOV-2014]

 
 
 
NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • BANFF NATIONAL PARK, 1936

Roadhouse Girl's Family

Roadhouse Girl's Family

If these are all her siblings it might explain why Mom looks so unhappy. View full size.

1951 Murray Dump Truck

1951 Murray Dump Truck

For my 3rd birthday, I got The Most Fabulous Present EVER.

Open Carry: 1929

Open Carry: 1929

This appears to be the same couple seen in the Roadhouse photo posted yesterday. From a box of negatives found in a Redlands thrift store. Many of these are stored in fragments of the original Kodak envelopes from the Whittier Book Store at 113-1/2 N. Greenleaf Avenue. View full size.

Dr. and Mrs. Lurie: 1953

Dr. and Mrs. Lurie: 1953

Dr. Benjamin Lurie (1894-1954) and his wife Bertha (1898-1984) were born in Russia and escaped to America to start a better life. He became a dentist and practiced in Chicago in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. Later the family moved to Albany Park and lived at 4837 N. Albany Ave with their two daughters Mildred (b. 1924) and Louise (1933-2014).

This photograph of Dr. Lurie and his wife with their first grandson Steven (b. 1952) was taken about 1953. Tragically, Dr. Lurie died on June 20, 1954.

These fine people were my maternal grandparents. View full size.

Municipal Liquor Man circa 1949

Municipal Liquor Man circa 1949

This is a rare action photo of Bernard Burch (1889-1985). After dissolving the family retail establishment in 1938, Bernie leveraged his civic goodwill as former mayor of Wadena, Minnesota to land a gig as the manager of the municipal liquor store. In doing so, Bernie reduced his walking commute from four blocks to two and a half. This location, 220 S. Jefferson Street, stood at least into the 1960s, but has since been demolished and replaced by an urban park. Wadena's municipal liquor store is currently located a couple blocks to the north in a former fast food restaurant. It boasted an 11 percent profit margin in 2014. Image from the Frank Burch photo collection. View full size.

On the Town: 1952

On the Town: 1952

Returning from or going to Korea, 1952, with the Statue of Liberty in the background. View full size.

Model Sailor: 1952

Model Sailor: 1952

Hello, this is a photo my father took during his time in the Korean War. 1952, somewhere in the Pacific, possibly aboard the USS Toledo. Many more to come. View full size.

[Thanks. Try to carefully dust them off before scanning, and make sure they're oriented correctly left to right. -tterrace]

 
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