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[REV 25-NOV-2014]

 
 
 
NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT, WWII

Baby Grace

Baby Grace

My grandmother Grace Webb (as it's noted on the back of the picture), which would make the picture sometime around 1915, though it looks like it is from about 10 years earlier. View full size.

Toronto Santa Claus parade

Toronto Santa Claus parade

1955 Santa Claus Parade - late November - Toronto, Ontario - Canada. View full size.

Wee Kirk O' the Heather 1940's

Wee Kirk O' the Heather 1940's

From grandmother's album. No notes on the back but I'm taking it that these are relatives and with their somber faces likely at a funeral. The church is located at Forest Lawn, Glendale CA.

The model city

The model city

Kingsport, Tennessee, 1952. A modern, planned city; a slice of small town America. The intersection of Broad and Market Street. Photographer unknown. View full size.

Passed Out

Passed Out

This was taken in the mid '50s in my great grandparent's patio. This was a friend of theirs supposedly passed out with cans and bottles placed around him as a joke. I think this is a staged photo because there's another with my great grandpa like this as well but I could be wrong. Scanned from a Kodak safety negative. View full size.

So I told the guy . . .

So I told the guy . . .

This was taken in my great grandma and grandpa's patio in East LA. My dad supposes this photo was taken sometime during the early '60s but it could be earlier. That fridge is so cool! I love old fridge designs. Scanned from a Kodak safety negative. View full size.

Mr. Johnson and Friends

Mr. Johnson and Friends

I found this photo in a box in my Dad's garage. We have no idea where it came from, but we're pretty certain that Mr. Johnson, McComb and their friends were having a wonderful time!

The back of the photo reads:
May 15, 1924
Mr. Johnson, Grace, Mrs. Bentley, McComb, Grace, Mr. Brown, Doris.
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