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This is my older brother and sister taken Christmas 1958 in my grandparents' home in Germantown, Tennessee. I was born in '57, so I was probably sitting in someone's lap off camera. We lived in a little house nearby and Christmas was always celebrated in this room until we moved away. Scanned from a color slide. View full size.
aka Mike Hickey, in January 1951. One side of a 3-D Kodachrome pair from a set found in a thrift store. View full size.
The Wagon Wheel Cafe in Running Springs California in the early 1950s. It burned down in 1974. A slide I found in a thrift store. View full size.
World Trade Center tower, NYC. Found among my grandfather's slides. He passed away in 1967, so the photographer is an unknown mystery. View full size.
My great-uncle, J.C. Carlyle checking out an oil pump. Location uncertain, but could be in the vicinity of Carlyle, IL. Taken in 1959 by my grandfather Glenn, J.C.'s brother. View full size.
Taken 1958 in Maine. Can't quite tell if this is routine construction, a transit spill, or some kind of rockslide. View full size.