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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • LONDON UNDERGROUND, 1913

Mom and Dad at Selma Armory: 1940s

Mom and Dad at Selma Armory: 1940s

My Mom (Ruth Bozeman) and Dad (James Bozeman) in front of the Old Selma Armory Selma, Alabama in the early Forties! View full size.

Irene and Florence: 1897

Irene and Florence: 1897

In 1960 my father, working for the USDA on Long Island, New York, was looking through a dump one day and found this fat packet of old film negatives. He brought them home with him and kept them in a box.

They are 3.5 inch square film negatives. Some had writing on their paper sleeves, and it is from this that I determined the place and time. Most of the images appear to be from Malone, New York. This photo was labeled "Irene and Florence." View full size.

Mabel and Daisy: 1897

Mabel and Daisy: 1897

In 1960 my father, working for the USDA on Long Island, New York, was looking through a dump one day and found this fat packet of old film negatives. He brought them home with him and kept them in a box. They are 3.5 inches square, probably taken with a Kodak No. 2 "Bullet" camera. Some had writing on their paper sleeves, and it is from this that I determined the place and time. Most of the images appear to be from Malone, New York. This one was labeled "Mabel and Daisy on the street." View full size.

Mom and Uncle Walt: 1959

Mom and Uncle Walt: 1959

Disneyland, September, 1959. My mom in a close encounter with Walt Disney. When she asked him for an autograph, he politely declined, saying that she could write to his office for one. This seems consistent with what I heard many years ago, that he didn't like to spontaneously hand out autographs because his authentic signature wasn't quite like the official Disney logo. You can just make out the House of the Future in the background between them. View full size.

Malone, New York: 1897

Malone, New York: 1897

This photo was taken July 1, 1897 in Malone, New York during the anniversary celebration of the Jean Baptiste Society. I found an old newspaper article describing the event.

In 1960 my father was working for the USDA on Long Island, New York. He was looking through a dump one day and found this fat packet of over 100 negatives. He brought them home with him and kept them in a box. Some of the negatives had writing on their paper sleeves, and it is from this that I determined the place and time.

I have recently begun scanning them and developing them in Photoshop. Some of the photos are from the parade and the accompanying fair. Others are of well-to-do young people engaged in courting, fishing, canoeing and various leisure activities. View full size.

Carl Florence: 1918

Carl Florence: 1918

Private Carl Florence of Creston, Washington. Entered service July 25th, 1918. Died of bronchial pneumonia October 9th, 1918 "somewhere in France" according to the letter from the War Department. View full size.

Effects returned:
1 Mexican Border Bar
2 Keys
1 Pocket—book
1 Reg. Certificate
1 Book of Four Two Cent Stamps
1 Book of Thirteen Three Cent Stamps
1 Newspaper Clipping
1 Wallet
16 Picture Post Cards
1 Pocket Knife
1 Memorandum Book
1 Match Case
1 Ingersoll Pocket Watch
1 Letter

Eighth Grade: 1947

Eighth Grade: 1947

Franklin Elementary School eighth grade graduation photograph, Detroit, Michigan, June 1947. Note all of the different nationalities and ethnic groups among the students. I walked a mile each way to school from East Vernor Hwy. and Woodward Ave. View full size.

 
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