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Vintage photos of:
Sailors on liberty, doing what sailors do, at the Pago Pago club. I got this photo at the local flea market, in a box of old photos. View full size.
[Note that the Pago Pago Club photographer had the negative reversed when making the print. -tterrace]
Train station in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. The White Pass and Yukon Route railroad was constructed to support the Gold Rush at the turn of the previous century, but segments remain in use today to support the tourism industry. Kodachrome slide from the Frank Burch photo collection. View full size.
This is it! The bustling metropolis of Wadena, Minnesota as it was just before the advent of automobiles. The photographer stood atop the town's water tower. Conspicuous on the horizon, left of center, is St. Ann's Catholic Church, which may have been the least combustible of all the structures seen here. In the foreground we see the town's raison d'être: the Northern Pacific rail yard and crossing. Image from the Bernard Burch photo collection. View full size.
This is a REO Runabout which was brought to Crescent City, California by a Dr. Fountain of Blue Lake. I don't know if he drove it there or brought by steam schooner. Most people traveled between Crescent City and points south by steam schooner back then because of the very rugged mountains and poor roads. My grandfather, George T. Berry, Sr. (1889-1967) took this photo. As a teenager, he had a camera and home darkroom and took many photos of life and scenes around his hometown, some of which I have inherited. View full size.
Road and street maintenance crew with drum roller in Crescent City, California, about 1905. Man on far left in suit and derby hat is my great-great-uncle, Charles Fremont Jones, who was Town Marshall and Superintendent of Streets there at the time. Taken by my grandfather, George T. Berry, Sr. (1889-1967). As a teenager, he had a camera and home darkroom, and took photos of life around his hometown, some of which I have inherited. View full size.
My friend's folks stretch out and light up on a nice, comfy flight from San Francisco to Hawaii in 1965. Someone borrowed their Kodak Instamatic for this 126 Kodachrome slide. View full size.
La Habra Corn Festival, August 8, 1965. La Habra, California. Kodachrome slide taken by my dad. View full size.