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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • EGYPT FOR WINTER SUNSHINE, 1937

Market day, 1967

Market day, 1967

Found one of my pictures among Dad's slides, which makes me think this is probably a dupe, not the original. This was shot in the market at Port Lucie, Jamaica, in August, 1967. Available light, shot from the hip. The original and the rest of my slides and negatives seem to have gone missing. View full size

Steve Miller
Someplace near the crossroads of America

Grandpa and me

Grandpa and me

Me and Alva Paul LeMay. In less than a month from this photo being taken he was killed by a drunk driver. The story goes he took me everywhere he went and didn't take me the day he was killed by the drunk driver. I would have been in his arms if he took me. I'm still here for a reason I haven't figured out yet. View full size.

Poochie

Poochie

This is "Poochie," the most beloved dog of my childhood. This was my grandmother's dog in Nashville, TN. In the background is May's Hosiery Mill, which a lot of my family worked at. It was on Chestnut Street and this is Martin Street looking toward Chestnut. View full size.

Frank and Grace Hallack, 1937

Frank and Grace Hallack, 1937

My paternal grandparents, around the time they got married in 1937. The original size of the picture is small, likely one of those photo booth pictures found at fairs and arcades.

Grandfathers Street Car, c. 1905

Grandfathers Street Car, c. 1905

My Grandfather as Conductor of the street car in Grand Junction, CO. This was about 1905.

Just Add Water

Just Add Water

Take one kid, add dirt (water optional), and you have the very definition of "full of imaginative fun." Your 'umble narrator in the back yard garden, soon to learn a sharp lesson about leaving a rake with the tines up. Note the 1950 Studebaker Champion, AKA "The Green Apple." From my dad's slides: Kodachrome, Kodak Retina. View full size.

Dostie boys in plaid, May 1968

Dostie boys in plaid, May 1968

My wife's father and brothers posing at home. Her dad Richard is the rebellious one in the red non-plaid shirt. Their dad is on the far right

 
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