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Vintage photos of:
My brother, me and my friend Steve heading out to the trails. 1975, Akron Ohio. View full size.
Akron, Ohio. Note the cars entirely buried in the snow. That was a crazy blizzard. View full size.
I was in the back seat when we wrecked. A T-bird blew a red light and we T-boned them. My grandpa broke all his ribs, my Dad snapped his arm off at the shoulder. My brother and I flew into the back of the front seats and ripped the skin off our knees. We were going about 45 or so. It was a scary experience. I still remember most of the details of that day. It was a cold November day in 1964 in Kent Ohio. View full size.
Mom and Dad - "Waiting for the Flash" as they read the instructions in a photo booth. Bernard and Dorothy Cliser, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1953. View full size.
My grandfather documented the last day in session for my mother's one-room school in Honey Grove, Pennsylvania, in 1958. View full size.
Banff, Alberta, Canada, sometime in the early Sixties. Scanned from a box of Kodachrome slides I found at a flea market. View full size.
Golden Gate International Exposition, Treasure Island, San Francisco, 1940. The Temple Compound and Towers of the East, designed by William G. Merchant. Between the Towers were two gold bas-reliefs, "Dance of Life" and "Path of Darkness." From a box of Kodachrome slides found at a flea market. View full size.