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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • BACK UP THE FIGHTING FORCES, WWII

Home on the range

Home on the range

Oh, give me a home
Where the buffalo roam,
Where the deer and the antelope play;
Where seldom is heard
A discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day
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My great-grandfather, Isaac, in 1933

My great-grandfather, Isaac, in 1933

This is a picture from his ID Card.

Humberside Collegiate Football Team, 1950

Humberside Collegiate Football Team, 1950

Another one of my St. Lawrence Market finds, this picture was taken at Humberside Collegiate in Toronto, sometime in 1950. I found it in a box of photos that all seemed to feature the Creighton family, who probably lived somewhere in the High Park/Junction area of Toronto. Any Humberside alumni recognize this photo or the name Creighton? View full size.

Snow day, 1943

Snow day, 1943

Judging by the movie advertised on the marquis of the theatre ("A Stranger in Town" starring Frank Morgan), I'd say the photo was taken in late 1943 or early 1944. I've tried doing a search of all the Capitol theatres in southern Ontario, but it's kind of exhausting, so any clues as to where this was taken would be greatly appreciated. View full size.

Bobcat for supper

Bobcat for supper

My grandfather, Walton Scites (1883-1945), left, and an unknown friend with a freshly-shot bobcat and nosy dog, taken in Lincoln County, West Virginia, probably around 1905. Bobcats must have been pretty common around there. That was the name of the high school team, and also the downtown restaurant. We still have the Marlin 25-20 Rifle that the friend is holding. It hasn't been fired in 70 years or so. View full size.

Tornado destruction II, 1933

Tornado destruction II, 1933

A second view of the destruction from the 1933 tornado in the Cherry Hill section northwest of Kingsport, Tennessee. View full size.

Tornado destruction, 1933

Tornado destruction, 1933

In May of 1933 a tornado raced through the suburbs of Kingsport, Tennessee, leaving a path of death and destruction approximately 20 miles long. This view is from the Cherry Hill section on the northwest side of Kingsport. View full size.

 
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