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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD

My First Daisy: 1960

My First Daisy: 1960

My first Daisy! Box says "Daisy Automatic Smoker" so I guess it's not a bb gun. Then again this was NYC folks, where such "dangerous weapons" are illegal. Guessing the date here is around 1960. That's my mom on the right and my first "girlfriend" in the foreground. View full size.

Arrangement in Green and Brown: 1963

Arrangement in Green and Brown: 1963

June 1963. My mother doing the crossword puzzle, seated under our grape arbor. Her glasses seem to have a fan base here on Shorpy, so here they are close-up. It's not posed, and I probably got a dirty look after she heard the shutter click. For chronological context, I was two months shy of 17 when I took this Kodachrome, and my mother 54. We were both Leos. View full size.

Grace in Color: 1920

Grace in Color: 1920

A colorized version of this 1920 photo of actress Grace Valentine by the Bain News Service. View full size. More in the Colorized Gallery.

Pixelated Swimmers: 1922

Pixelated Swimmers: 1922

This is the first of many Shorpy photos I've colorized, just for fun. Since I save them to my hard drive with different names than their original posts, I have lost track of where these are on Shorpy or else I'd give help you find them and read more about them. I'll try to start doing that in the future. Hope you enjoy them. View full size.

Vroom: 1920

Vroom: 1920

A color version of this 1920 photo by the Bain News Service. View full size.

St. Louis Newsies: 1910

St. Louis Newsies: 1910

A colorized version of this 1910 photo by Lewis Hine. View full size.

Audio Spectrum: 1940

Audio Spectrum: 1940

A colorized version of this 1940 photo by John Vachon. View full size.

 
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