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Vintage photos of:
My grandmother Grace Hallack, around 1941 or 1942. Likely taken at the same time as the Love a Ford photo. View full size.
Kodachrome 35mm slide taken in Pearl Harbor by my Aunt Lee in 1984. The slide was not photoshopped other than dust removal. View full size.
The USS Arizona Memorial is a continual manifestation of the original Memorial Day Order:
The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this observance no form or ceremony is prescribed, but Posts and comrades will, in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.
Between the freaky looking orange guitar playing fish, the scary dolphin behind it, the wide-eyed penguin on the left and the lobster with eyelashes in front of it, this photo is just a little bit creepy. Also notice the Hawaiian Punch near the bottom.
Scanned from a Kodak safety negative. View full size.
This is probably 1972 in Los Angeles. I wonder where he's going with that lawn edger. Scanned from a Kodak safety film negative. View full size.
I'm not sure when this was taken. I'm guessing sometime in the '50s. I like the cool radio on the right. Scanned from a Kodak safety film negative. View full size.
This is a picture of my father, Fred T. Massie. It was taken when he was about 18 in around 1928. Although still in high school, he was already managing this drugstore in Norfolk, Virginia. Daddy is the handsome young man in the foreground wearing the "Hollywood" smile. View full size.