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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • JAVA NIGHT-LIMITED, c. 1930s

Out for a Ride: 1970

Out for a Ride: 1970

My brother, me and my friend Steve heading out to the trails. 1975, Akron Ohio. View full size.

Blizzard of '78

Blizzard of '78

Akron, Ohio. Note the cars entirely buried in the snow. That was a crazy blizzard. View full size.

'56 Chevy Crash

'56 Chevy Crash

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.

Waiting for the Flash: 1953

Waiting for the Flash: 1953

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.

School's Out: 1958

School's Out: 1958

My grandfather documented the last day in session for my mother's one-room school in Honey Grove, Pennsylvania, in 1958. View full size.

Bustling Banff: 1964

Bustling Banff: 1964

Banff, Alberta, Canada, sometime in the early Sixties. Scanned from a box of Kodachrome slides I found at a flea market. View full size.

Towers of the East: 1940

Towers of the East: 1940

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.

 
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