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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • WE LOVE PEACE FERVENTLY: CHINA 1952

Made it to the Grand Canyon

Made it to the Grand Canyon

My friend and I drove all night from San Jose, almost ran out of gas in Nevada in the dead of the night. It may not look it, but I was toasted from driving that far in one shot. We got to the south rim right at sunrise. View full size.

Gibson and a Girl: 1980

Gibson and a Girl: 1980

My girlfriend at the time and a crappy Gibson MK72 guitar with a repaired crack in it.

Grandparents

Grandparents

Best Grandparents ever!! My Mom's folks. I took this pic probably around the mid 80s. View full size.

On the Starting Line: 1958

On the Starting Line: 1958

Pre-race inspections at the now-defunct Meadowdale International Raceway in West Dundee, Ilinois. The track property is now a forest preserve which pays tribute to its racing heritage. The silver Corvette in the upper right corner is part of the Nickey Chevrolet Racing team, on which my grandfather was a mechanic. From a collection of my mother's family slides. View full size.

Motel Life: 1963

Motel Life: 1963

Hacienda Motel, Indio, California, 1963. One of many motels and hotels we stayed in during a long string of road trips my dad took us on all throughout our childhood. View full size.

Mid-Century Honey Grove

Mid-Century Honey Grove

Another look at the grocery and family home in Honey Grove, Pennsylvania sometime before 1952. View full size.

Herman Bohn Family: 1928

Herman Bohn Family: 1928

Portrait of my father's family taken in 1928 at Wautoma Wisconsin, not far from the family farm near Hancock. In front are my aunt Verona and uncle Bernold; behind them left to right are my grandmother Anna Rathjen Bohn, my father Gerhardt, my aunt Sylvia, and grandfather Herman Bohn. View full size.

 
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