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Another view of the Chrysler Turbine Car in the "used" car corral at the 1989 Antique Automobile Club of America Fall Meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This one contrasts the taillight styling treatment on the 1956 Chevrolet with that of the Turbine Car. Interesting that both taillight sculptures followed the same theme, vertical on the '56 Chevy and horizontal on the Turbine Car. View full size.
L to R - Rosalie (Rose), James Sr., Amy, Dewy and James Jr. (Jimmy).
Pittsburg, California 1959. View full size.
[Relatives of yours? -tterrace]
1915-1930 101 Ranch. My father is the cowboy on the right. Albert B. Curtis before 1929. View full size.
Parsons, Kansas, 1937. My father, Albert B. Curtis, holding me. He is the cowboy at the right in this photo.
Bernard and Laurie Ward Burch at home in Wadena, Minnesota. 1950. As a rule, I avoid posting mere snapshots. I make an exception for this image because it is one of those rare photos that accurately captures the subjects' personalities as well as their relationship dynamic. The photographer's high school photo portrait appears in the upper right corner. Image from the Frank Burch photo collection. View full size.
Another from the large-format steam library. Central Railroad of New Jersey 903 (ALCO 1923), photographed near the roundhouse at Bethlehem PA in 1948. This Mikado type sports dual air reservoir tanks on the pilot and an oversized Wooten firebox needed for burning anthracite coal. The large tender is not original equipment and only a few CNJ Mikados carried them; I have no idea where it came from. Other railroads were known for ordering switch engines and the like with huge tenders that they would swap out with road power upon delivery. CNJ ordered few if any locomotives after this one was purchased, so I think they might have ordered new tenders from a builder in later years or purchased larger ones from another railroad. View full size.