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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • KEEP YOUR TEETH CLEAN, 1938

Hold Still: 1962

Hold Still: 1962

My Aunt Dolores styling my mother's hair in my grandmother's basement rec room, February, 1962. My mother was 13, and my aunt was probably 20. Dolores would own her own salon, Mason Maurice, after studying in Paris. She bought me my first set of clippers when I was 11. I haven't paid for a haircut since. She passed away a year and a half ago, and we've all missed her so much. This is my first submission, and I dedicate it to my Aunt Dolores, who was also an award-winning amateur photographer. View full size.

Young and in love: 1920s

Young and in love: 1920s

Here's the "Ain't She Sweet" gal again, this time with her groom. Photo by Hartsook, Seattle. View full size.

Taking a rest

Taking a rest

My grandparents, Ruth and Stanley Harding, taking a break from their daily duties to say cheese. My grandaddy would retire detective sgt. of the Montgomery County, MD, police force, and spend the rest of his life farming. This photo was taken in the mid 1940s, but I'm not positive as to which year exactly. I love the fir and dimples! View full size.

Last run of DCFD fire horses Barney, Gene and Tom

Last run of DCFD fire horses Barney, Gene and Tom

A picture of the "The Last Run" of the DCFD Fire Horses Barney, Gene, and Tom. The Driver is Jim Gatley. The Run was held on June 15, 1925. They responded from Engine Company No 8 along North Carolina Avenue S.E. Tom was the last D.C. fire horse to die and we are actively looking for the gravestone that was erected at Blue Plains. View full size.

Bill's gang

Bill's gang

Found in a lot of WWII photos. Taken during WWII at Fort Sheridan. View full size.

Is Betty Grable In There?

Is Betty Grable In There?

Found in a lot of WWII photos. Taken during WWII at Fort Sheridan. View full size.

Ready for action

Ready for action

Found in a lot of WWII photos. Taken during WWII at Fort Sheridan. View full size.

 
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Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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