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Miss Victory Loews State. Newark, NJ by Leslie Zirkelbach (from his estate many years ago), 1942. View full size.
"Mayor LaGuardia addresses guests at Signal Corps Photographic Center dedication." (Queens, NY) View full size.
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.
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.