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Vintage photos of:
Leavenworth, Kansas, 1931. I think I stubed my toe. View full size.
My wife in 1957, two years before I met her. I received this scanned photo of a slide taken by a Brother-In-Law, a professsional photographer. His son, my wife's nephew, is in possession of several thousand slides that he has begun to scan. View full size.
A man obviously proud of, well being in wreckage I suppose. From my negatives collection. View full size.
One of many Kodachromes taken by Ruth Cooper. Behind the wheel is Lewis Cooper. View full size.
Ruth Cooper Kodachrome - one of many from the 40s thru the 70s. View full size.
The station for the "Skunk Train" in Fort Bragg, California. One of many Kodachromes taken by Ruth Cooper, Pocasset, MA. View full size.
Railroad Bridge, Cape Cod Canal, Bourne, Massachusetts. One of many Ruth Cooper Kodachromes. View full size.