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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE PORT OF NEW YORK, c 1878

Liberty Bond Tour: 1918

Liberty Bond Tour: 1918

Charlie Chaplin, behind the automobile at right, and my great-grandfather, Rob Wagner, standing to Chaplin's right and wearing a flat cap, arrive in Wilson, North Carolina, on April 12, 1918, for Chaplin's swing through the southern states during the Liberty Bond Tour to raise funds for the war effort. My great-grandfather served as Chaplin's secretary and ghost writer from about 1916 through 1919. View full size.

The Mustard Family

The Mustard Family

These are distant cousins: William Samuel Mustard (1853 Virginia - 1915 Washington), his wife Hester Adeline Newberry and their kids. William Samuel is seated on the left and Hester on his right. View full size.

My Father: 1941

My Father: 1941

My father, Sal Di Martino (top left) with 15-day beard. Tennessee 1941 U.S. Army.

Roof Sitter: 1930

Roof Sitter: 1930

This is my dad, Allen Frederick Larsen, in 1930, when he was four. For some reason, we have a bunch of photos of him as a child in places that look quite dangerous: on rooftops as here, on railroad bridges, on car hoods. My grandfather took a lot of pictures. It's a wonder Dad lived to marry my mother. The picture was taken in Muscatine, Iowa.

Sorority Sisters: 1942

Sorority Sisters: 1942

My mom, Virginia Fryxell, in 1942, on the campus of Millikin University, in Decatur, Illinois, with sorority sisters from Alph Chi Omega. She's the one with the M on her chest. She married my dad, Allen Larsen in 1947. I have no idea who the soldier in the picture is.

Grand Lodge Convention: 1924

Grand Lodge Convention: 1924

107th annual convention of the Indiana Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons, in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 27th, 1924. Photo taken with a Cirkut #10 panoramic camera, original size is approximately 10" by 45" (these kinds of pictures were informally referred to as "yard-longs"). View full size.

San Diego Harbor: 1966

San Diego Harbor: 1966

This was taken during the San Diego Harbor cruise in July, 1966. Can anyone identify the carrier? It's got those big deck guns, which makes me think it's World War II vintage. Photo by my dad. View full size.

 
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