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Vintage photos of:
From my grandmother, Mattie Louise Spain's (LeMay), photo album. "Steam Shovel 1926" is written on back of the picture. View full size.
Lynwood (left) and Alva Paul LeMay (right), possibly in front of the LeMay Market in late 40's or early 50's. I'm going from memory, but have no one alive to tell me for sure. View full size
Uncle West was scribbled on the back of the photo in pencil. That's all I know. It was part of my Grandmother's, Mattie Louise Spain's (LeMay) photo albums. View full size.
Another old photo of Grandpa Spain. The only reference I have is Grandpa Spain written in pencil on the back of the photo. View full size.
This is my paternal grandfather, William Kearton, taken about 1917 when he was in the Royal Flying Corps. I don't know a lot about him, but I'm told that his main job in the RFC was to recover aircraft that had crashed in no-man's land, between the trenches. View full size.
My fraternal grandmother in Fresno, CA, sometime around 1935 when she would have been about 17. View full size.
My wife's great-grandfather Albert Dostie, on the left, and his brother cutting down a few trees. Photo likely taken in the 1910's up in Quebec before they found their way to Maine. View full size.