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This unmarked photo was in my father's Funeral Book. I believe he is the small blond boy in the middle of the back row; to his left is my Uncle Billy with the dark hair. The annual summer outing that the schools and churches had at Ross Park on the south side of Binghamton, New York. The school was called Rossville School by the locals, in reality it was the Longfellow School or PS 13. Most likely my 2 aunts are in this photo as well as some of their cousins. View full size.
Among my inherited unmarked photos. Not sure if this was taken in Ontario Canada, Broome Co. New York or Michigan. View full size.
Written on the back of this photo left to right: F. Traver, G. Lsird, B. Oliver, H. Traver, C. Rhumford, Rev Reid, A. Rumford. Note the different spelling of Rumford. View full size.
"Amy Frandle -- 2 March 1952." The latest episode of Minnesota Kodachromes takes place at the kitchen table. The cake looks delicious, but we'll start with a slice of that cherry pie, please. 35mm color slide by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.
Another shot of The City, from August, 1957. I think my sister is rebelling at yet another pose request from my dad. I was familiar with the feeling. View full size.