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These are my great-uncles, L-R, Lee, Milton, Frank and Jim, the Jamieson brothers, with their hunting dogs in 1910. I assume the squirrel was for supper. My grandfather, who was just a kid, was hiding in the woods as he was too shy to have his picture taken with his brothers. This picture was taken somewhere around Falkner, Mississippi around 1910 or so.
Small town main street somewhere in Iowa circa 1916. View full size.
Snowball and Hiball, the fire horses in Iowa City, Iowa circa 1910. View full size.