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Vintage photos of:
Culture of the vine. The rows of vines were too close to make pass a tractor and only a horse could do this work. The oldest man was my mom's uncle and the other one was his cousin. Early 50's in the southwest of France. Bordeaux area. View full size.
A typical view of the rural life in France in the very early 50's. This photo was shot by my Daddy, in the southwest of France. View full size.
A friend is having me scan some of her family photos, and I fell in love with this Kodachrome slide; she gave me permission to post it to Shorpy. It's her sister and their great-grandfather on his farm in Sabattus, Maine, in 1964. View full size.
c.1920, in the vicinity of Merced Falls, Calif. My mother's older sister and her car. Maybe someone here can identify it. From original 116 negative. View full size.
Undated, probably early 1940s photo of the shipping department at Macy's in New York. Reverse says "Wide World Photo." View full size.
Here I am driving my dad's Woody (Unbeknown to him!) View full size.