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Scanned from the original 3.5 x 3.5 inch glass negative. View full size.
New England farm family at the height of the Great Depression. Scanned from the original 5x4 inch glass negative. View full size.
The sleeve tells us that this was photo was taken on Sept. 10, 1909 at 9:00 a.m. Scanned from the original 7x5 inch glass negative. View full size.
This is my father and his sister on Christmas in 1964. Scanned from a Kodak safety negative. View full size.
Probably taken around the Ashville, NC area in the mid-1930's. She was a great lady. In the car are her mother, son and first husband behind the wheel. Sadly the son died in his teens of lukemia. She died at 77 sometime in the eighties. View full size.
The last of AT&SF's 4-8-4's, #2929, sits on the ready track at 1st Street engine terminal, Los Angeles, in August of 1949, being readied for a trip east later in the day. She'll run to La Junta, Colorado for certain, or perhaps onward to Kansas City, 1776 miles away. The latter run was the longest ever regularly-scheduled run by a single steam locomotive, and won Santa Fe's 4-8-4's the title of "Distance Champions" for the duration of their careers. View full size.
Charles and Phoebe Nord and ten of their children in Balaton, Minnesota, about 1914. My great-grandmother Florence is standing, second from left (with the white ribbon in her hair). Another boy was born three years later. View full size.