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Vintage photos of:
My Mom (with red hair); Elementary School 5th Grade, 1944 Wettingen, Switzerland. View full size.
This photo among others was just marked The Clark Family. I believe they lived in Michigan probably the Port Huron area. I remember my mother getting letters and cards from a Clark family. I know nothing else about them, maybe someone will recognize them. View full size.
A pretty bride but an unmarked photo. Not even sure where it was taken. Since my ancestors were in Ontario Canada, Michigan and Binghamton, New York, it is anybody's guess. From the dress and hairstyle my guess it's the early 1900's. View full size.
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.