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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • RAY GUN WATER PISTOL, 1953

Tom Jensen's Culinary Work

Tom Jensen's Culinary Work

Tom Jensen, Los Angeles police officer, chef at the Police Academy and part-time actor. View full size.

Miss Victory Loews State: 1942

Miss Victory Loews State: 1942

Miss Victory Loews State. Newark, NJ by Leslie Zirkelbach (from his estate many years ago), 1942. View full size.

Little Flower Speaks

Little Flower Speaks

"Mayor LaGuardia addresses guests at Signal Corps Photographic Center dedication." (Queens, NY) View full size.

Braking Point: 1932

Braking Point: 1932

Los Angeles traffic cop/actor/chef Tom Jensen again, in the second photo of this exciting series, scanned by Shorpy member Cazzorla. View full size.

I Remember Mama: 1914

I Remember Mama: 1914

Well, not like this because she's only about 6 years old here. But there's her mama and it is San Francisco, anyway. The only people in this photo I do remember besides her are her twin brother (my Uncle Albert) and her older brother (my Uncle Frank). I never met her older sister (my Aunt Mary) or her mother and father. Missing from the group is her oldest brother, Uncle Jack, away at college. My grandfather, a carpenter, may have built this house; we do know that he rebuilt the family home that was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire. This is a scan I made from the original 5x7 inch glass plate negative. View full size.

Gas Station: 1925

Gas Station: 1925

About 1925 my father had built this station in Logan County, Michigan to supplement their farm income. One of their first customers was my grandpa Eugene Hinkley filling the tank. The boy pumping the hand pump was my brother, Louie Finger, and the old guy watching him unknown. The girl watching the photographer was my sister. Phyl.

Archie: 1918

Archie: 1918

Archie Cox, a member of the Manitoba Motorcycle Club astride his circa 1913 Harley Davidson. Photo taken in 1918.

 
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