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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • A GAME CROP IS A COMMUNITY ASSET

Ladies Group

Ladies Group

Another from my grandmother's photo album. I recognise the gal 2nd from the right as my great-aunt Hearaldine. The others, unknown. Likely the picture was taken in the late 20's or early 30's. View full size.

Grandma and the Ford

Grandma and the Ford

My grandmother Grace Hallack, around 1941 or 1942. Likely taken at the same time as the Love a Ford photo. View full size.

USS Arizona Memorial

USS Arizona Memorial

Kodachrome 35mm slide taken in Pearl Harbor by my Aunt Lee in 1984. The slide was not photoshopped other than dust removal. View full size.

The USS Arizona Memorial is a continual manifestation of the original Memorial Day Order:

The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this observance no form or ceremony is prescribed, but Posts and comrades will, in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.

SeaWorld 1967

SeaWorld 1967

Between the freaky looking orange guitar playing fish, the scary dolphin behind it, the wide-eyed penguin on the left and the lobster with eyelashes in front of it, this photo is just a little bit creepy. Also notice the Hawaiian Punch near the bottom.

Scanned from a Kodak safety negative. View full size.

Lawn Edger man

Lawn Edger man

This is probably 1972 in Los Angeles. I wonder where he's going with that lawn edger. Scanned from a Kodak safety film negative. View full size.

My Father

My Father

My Father Claud Pitts, about 1921. The Buster Brown hairstyle was very popular for young boys for several years.

'50s patio party

'50s patio party

I'm not sure when this was taken. I'm guessing sometime in the '50s. I like the cool radio on the right. Scanned from a Kodak safety film negative. View full size.

 
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