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Found in Giessen, Germany in 1970. On the back is "Schwerer Granatwerfer in Stellung." View full size.
April 1942. An unknown diner reading World War 2 headlines from the Detroit News in a downtown Detroit cafe. Photo taken by my grandfather, Howard McGraw, of the Detroit News. Scanned from a 4x5 negative. View full size.
"Tedfords' party." In this latest installment of the the Linda Kodachromes, we reconnect with some of the beautiful people last seen here, making short work of that mid-century phenomenon known as the buffet supper, where servantless living meant tableless dining. 35mm color transparency. View full size.