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Vintage photos of:
Detroit Navy buddies after military duty. Photographed at Metropolitan Beach, St. Clair Shoes, Michigan, summer 1954 by Shegoi. View full size.
Great-Grandmother Margaret Mary Cox at her home at 1445 West Lafayette Street, Detroit. A fast food restaurant now occupies the site. Photo about 1935 by unknown photographer. Margaret Cox was born in 1880 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. View full size.
The Detroit Edison Company, Jefferson Sales Office demonstration, November 11, 1933. Reflection in window shows that Spencer Tracy, Colleen Moore, Jack Pearl and Jimmy Durante were staring in a movie across the street. Photo by Detroit Edison Company Photographic Department. View full size.
The San Pedro River Quiburi ruin is located just north of Fairbank, Arizona. It was the last Spanish outpost located in Southern Arizona. Photo by Shegoi, 1964. View full size.
This is me in the summer of 1958 in Bedford Quebec, during that year's Hula Hoop craze. As you can see, Mom sure did dress me in a weird way -- buttoned-up collar, full cuffs and elastic band pants? Our cocker spaniel Cindy is in the background. View full size.
Mad Hat party get together by the ladies of the Sierra Vista, Fort Huachuca, Arizona Beta Phi Sorority. A 1965 photo by Jay's Photo, Sierra Vista, Arizona. View full size.
Detroit Edison Photographic Department at Christmas 1952. Some of the best photographers in Detroit. Each photographer was an expert, be it out in the field or in the darkroom. As a want-to-be photographer I learned about all aspects of photography among the best who served in World War 2 as photographers. View full size.