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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • JEWISH RELIEF CAMPAIGN, 1917

Me and Grandpa's Chevelle

Me and Grandpa's Chevelle

I bought my Grandpa's 1967 Chevelle in 1975; I was 17 and couldn't believe I had such a cool car! I slapped a Corvette cam, headers and 4:11 posi in it ... oh, the rallye wheels too. This photo was taken in 1977 in Akron, Ohio, where I was working at the time. View full size.

Hill Climb Fail

Hill Climb Fail

Too muddy for a good climb. View full size.

My First Apartment!

My First Apartment!

1979. Got my own place at age 21 in Dallas, Texas. My fam came down from Ohio to check it out. The dining room doubled as my garage. View full size.

The Dudley's Packard: 1911

The Dudley's Packard: 1911

The Walter Figot Dudley family, taken in Raleigh County, West Virginia in 1911. I believe the car is a 1911 Packard “Thirty” Touring Car which sold for about $4000 at the time. Walter, with the mustache, is in the rear seat; the baby is my uncle, Frank Edward Dudley, being held by Walter's wife, Florence. Daughter Margaret is seated next to Florence. The driver is James Dudley seated next to brother Roy. Seated behind James are sisters Thelma and Grace. Brother Ray is on the running board. Walter and his wife operated a boarding house for coal miners while in Glen White, WVA. He died during the great Influenza pandemic in 1918 and is buried in Ironton, Ohio. View full size.

In Occupied Japan: 1951

In Occupied Japan: 1951

My grandpa, at right, poses alongside a friend in occupied Japan. I'm unsure of the exact location, but according to my grandma, it was taken in 1951 while he was stationed there. The photograph belonged to my grandmother, and she passed it on to me after my grandfather died in 2010. This is the first time I have hosted this image anywhere on the Internet.

Proud Teacher: 1958

Proud Teacher: 1958

Old Mrs. Lawson ran the show at the one-room school in Honey Grove, Pennsylvania and she was my mother's inspiration to become a teacher. My grandfather photographed her by the schoolhouse door in 1958 on the school's last-ever day of class. The new consolidated elementary school opened the following fall. View full size.

On the Boardwalk

On the Boardwalk

My grandfather photographed the Atlantic City boardwalk on a family trip, in 1964. View full size.

 
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