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This is the passport photo of my father in 1939. He was traveling to the US to attend MIT. He had to do a year's prep school, at Chauncey Hall in Boston, and entered MIT in the fall of 1940. He attended MIT until he traveled to Canada to join the Canadian Army in August 1942. He was in the Canadian Army, serving in Italy, France, Holland, and Germany until 1945 when he returned to MIT, graduating in June 1947. View full size.
OK, I need help again where this picture was taken. Never seen any kind of tower or monument like this. From my negatives collection. View full size.
Based on the images before and after this negative, my pop snapped this somewhere in Stuttgart in late May of 1959. Searches using Google Earth to pinpoint the location have not proved helpful. Do you recognize any of the buildings? View full size.
In the backyard of 6643 N. Kilpatrick, Lincolnwood, Illinois. Louise Hurvitz (b. 1933) pushes Terry Lee Sanders (b. 1957) hanging by a rope as her sons Andy (b. 1962) and Jimmy (b. 1964) stand by. View is to the south. Photograph by Sol A. Hurvitz (1932-2009). View full size.
Home of Puritan Food Company says the sign. Where this is, I do not know. I have Googled around and found a location in Boston, but the images look NOTHING like what we have here. I will only guess New England since that where 99% of the pictures in the collection were shot. Again from my negatives collection. View full size.