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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • AUSTRALIA TRAVEL, c. 1930

Beach Pad: 1950s

Beach Pad: 1950s

I purchased this 8x10 photo at a swap meet. On the back it says: L-R Wally Miles, Jackie Regard, Francis Willams. Photo by Howard Morehead. View full size.

Thanksgiving on the Beach: 1941

Thanksgiving on the Beach: 1941

Thanksgiving 1941. Various parents, cousins, uncles, aunts, friends. Cornfield Harbor Beach, Potomac River, Point Lookout, Maryland. 18x24 mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Ho-Ho-Kus Council

Ho-Ho-Kus Council

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.

Leominster, Mass.

Leominster, Mass.

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.

Samuel F. Clifford: 1861

Samuel F. Clifford: 1861

Samuel F. Clifford, Cos. L & F, Virginia 2nd Cavalry. Photo taken shortly after enlistment, 1861, at age 16.

[A relation of yours? -tterrace]
My Great-Grandfather

Murdered In Pastel: 1936

Murdered In Pastel: 1936

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.

Berkshire Boys: 1963

Berkshire Boys: 1963

Me, on the right, with my mum and brother in the Autumn of 1963, Reading, England. View full size.

 
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