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Written on the back of this photo left to right: F. Traver, G. Lsird, B. Oliver, H. Traver, C. Rhumford, Rev Reid, A. Rumford. Note the different spelling of Rumford. View full size.
"Amy Frandle -- 2 March 1952." The latest episode of Minnesota Kodachromes takes place at the kitchen table. The cake looks delicious, but we'll start with a slice of that cherry pie, please. 35mm color slide by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.
Another shot of The City, from August, 1957. I think my sister is rebelling at yet another pose request from my dad. I was familiar with the feeling. View full size.
Dad and his kids I presume posing at home. Unknown location but likely somewhere in New England. From my negatives collection. View full size.
Unknown date, but judging from other photos, early 1920's. He doesn't seem too happy. From my negatives collection. View full size.
Portsmouth Memorial Bridge linking Maine and New Hampshire. Not sure of the date of the picture, but the bridge was opened to traffic in 1923. From my negatives collection. View full size.