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Vintage photos of:
Playing with some sock puppets my mom made. Mid-60s, Ohio. View full size.
A reunion of the Anger, Wolfe, Wangmann families in Rochester, New York c. 1930. Location is unknown. A few individuals have been identified, submitter will respond to inquiries. View full size.
This is a picture from an album belonging to my paternal grandparents. I can only guess that this was taken in Connecticut in the 1920s. If camping is this much fun, sign me up! View full size.
I'm 2 1/2, seated on my grandmother's lap in the center. Behind my left shoulder is my mother, who would bear my sister the following April. That's my father on my left, and my aunt at the top left. View full size.
My grandfather had a number of traveling sales routes in the late 1920s and 1930s in Illinois and Iowa. One of them was for the Jewel Tea Company, as seen in this picture. My dad sometimes got to ride along on the route. This picture is dated 1927. View full size.