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Not much known - inherited from an Uncle who lived in New Orleans. Original image. View full size.
A tiny memento (only 1½ inches tall) of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. I hope he had a good time. View full size.
Famous NY-Paris 1908 race driver Montague Roberts (left) with brother Mortimer Roberts, who was a race car driver as well. Here they are in their racecar known as "The Donkey." View full size.
Mystifying chalkwork preserved for the ages on a tiny snapshot. Can someone decipher it? View full size.
1955, Larkspur, California. Our neighbor Mr. Cagwin at age 98. Born 1857 in Joliet, Illinois; as an infant came west via sailing vessel from New York and by litter across the Isthmus of Panama; selling newspapers in Hangtown, California, at age of five when the Civil War broke out; worked at Carson City Mint, then San Francisco Mint at the time of the earthquake; retired in 1922. My brother, doing occasional yard work for the Cagwins at the time, took this Ektachrome slide in their Arts & Crafts style home, which they had built after moving to Larkspur in 1905. View full size.
The trumpet player is my grandfather Ed Prieur. This was taken in the early 20's. The band played before and between the picture shows in downtown Alpena, Michigan. There were two theaters then. View full size.
Easton Pennsylvania Armistice Day Parade Float. A machine gun nest with a Hotchkiss machine gun and German war souviners hanging off the barbed wire posts. Scanned from the original 7.5x9.5 inch print. View full size.