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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • BROADWAY'S 'REDHEAD', 1959

A Lab and a Cab: 1937

A Lab and a Cab: 1937

Scanned from a print dated March 23, 1937. Colorized! View full size.

Miss United States, 1931

Miss United States, 1931

Anne Lee Patterson (Miss Northern Kentucky). She won her title in Galveston, Texas. Actress Dorothy Lamour was her first runner-up. She then went on to take second place in the 1931 Miss Universe pageant and joined the cast of the Ziegfeld Follies 1932 revival of “Showboat”. Scanned from the original Eastman Kodak nitrate negative. View full size.

After the Stroke, 1960

After the Stroke, 1960

This is my great-great grandpa and grandma Keeler in Miami around 1960. He just had a stroke. Grandpa Keeler was a doctor who brought his family to Miami from Perry, OK, by automobile in 1914, which his daughter, my great grandmother, chronicled in her diary. And according to my grandmother, his granddaughter, he was the first one in Perry, OK, to have glass windshields on his car. Another interesting story involving him is he was addicted to morphine; so for a week he went into his garage and didn't leave until he was sober. I wonder what he did in there. View full size

Two Kids in the Tub

Two Kids in the Tub

Just a couple of kids in a tub. It was taken in the early 1900s in Perry, OK. A least one of the kids is apart of the Keeler family. View full size.

Baby Dolls, 1930

Baby Dolls, 1930

Helen is on the left and Ann is on the right. This picture was taken in 1930, Miami. Ann was four and Helen was about two or three. I love how they are holding their baby dolls. View full size.

A Party: 1960

A Party: 1960

My great-great grandma Keeler, next to her daughter Portia, who is playing the organ. It's August 1960, Miami. She looks like she's having fun. View full size.

The Sidney Ohio Cycling Club circa 1900

The Sidney Ohio Cycling Club circa 1900

This photo of the Sidney Ohio Cycling club was taken in about 1895. The man in the center is my great grandfather, Burt Heck who left the original to me. At the height of its activities, the club had several dozen members. These guys would cycle 40 miles on a Sunday morning.

Some interesting details are the date 1877 engraved on the roof peak of the house in the background and the kid on the far left trying to get into the picture. Also there are 19 riders and 20 bikes which suggests the photographer was one of the group.

The original print is a very high resolution. I have a poster size print on my wall and it looks fantastic. View full size.

 
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