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Vintage photos of:
Lady in plaid posing in the park with a couple of rooftops marked with V. Not sure if it's part of the design or not. From my negatives collection. View full size.
No names included, but look like twin sisters. Envelope which negatives were stored was dated 1963. From my negatives collection. View full size.
What's a better way to spend the afternoon than having a private lecture in some remote cabin. OK I'm only guessing here, wish I had more info. From my negatives collection. View full size.
Retrofit of a B-29 Superfortress with Allison V-3420-11 inline engines at Cleveland Fisher Body plant circa 1944. View full size.
May, 1955. Lafayette, Indiana. The lead pressman at the Journal & Courier beams at the sight of the first ad to roll off of the updated press. View full size.