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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • NATIONAL PARK POSTERS

Out Standing in Their Field

Out Standing in Their Field

Found in an attic, M. A. Seeds (Seed Dry Plate Co.) and Hammer Dry Plates (Ludwig F. Hammer of St. Louis). Locations detailed: Lafayette Square and Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans, Port of New Orleans, and family farmhouse locations nearby New Orleans. View full size.

Our Gang

Our Gang

Glass plate negatives from the family album of Arline Webb, wife of Peoria, Illinois Police Officer Alvin "Jerry" Webb. Daughter of Garnet (Schbotka) Kneer and Fire Chief Rudolph “Rudy” Kneer. Uncle to Alderman Wendolyn “Wink” Kneer. (Photos taken in Tazewell and Peoria County). View full size.

Eavesdroppers

Eavesdroppers

From the James Wallace glass plate Collection (LaSalle, Illinois). James Wallace was born March 26, 1857 in Plainfield, Illinois son of John and Agnes (Taylor) Wallace who emigrated from Ayr, Scotland in about 1856, His sisters, Agnes and Annie, were born in Scotland and his younger sisters, Isabel and Jessica, in Illinois. He was a farmer, photographer, inventor and watch repairer and a member of the Waltham Presbyterian Church and director of the LaSalle National Bank in LaSalle, Illinois, He lived in Waltham Township in LaSalle County not too far from Starved Rock. He never married so has no children. He died on May 7, 1936 and is buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Waltham Township, LaSalle County, Illinois. (Courtesy of the family of James Wallace & Kate Morris Dickerson) View full size.

Two on a Horse

Two on a Horse

From Stanley Glass Plates (circa 1900 - 1915), found in condemned house attic in Pontiac, Illinois. View full size.

Red White & Blew: 1943

Red White & Blew: 1943

Sometimes you just have to colorize. (The original black-and-white photo by Gordon Parks is here.) Selecting all those stars took forever! View full size.

The Big Sleep: 1955

The Big Sleep: 1955

        A huge chunk of Shorpy is devoted to Member Photos. tterrace, Principal Panjandrum of the Shorpy Department of Comments and User Submissions, has contributed dozens over the years. Herewith we present his latest, from 1955.

It's February 1955, and as I, their delightful little brother, slumber peacefully, one of my sneaky siblings takes this photo. They did this a number of times, always finding great amusement in contrasting the uncharacteristic serenity I exhibited in my sleeping vs. waking state. Ha ha. View full size.

Garden Varieties

Garden Varieties

James Wallace was born March 26, 1857 in Plainfield, Illinois son of John and Agnes (Taylor) Wallace who emigrated from Ayr, Scotland in about 1856, His sisters, Agnes and Annie, were born in Scotland and his younger sisters, Isabel and Jessica, in Illinois. He was a farmer, photographer, inventor and watch repairer and a member of the Waltham Presbyterian Church and director of the LaSalle National Bank in LaSalle, Illinois, He lived in Waltham Township in LaSalle County not too far from Starved Rock. He never married so has no children. He died on May 7, 1936 and is buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Waltham Township, LaSalle County, Illinois. (Courtesy of the family of James Wallace & Kate Morris Dickerson). View full size.

 
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