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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • JOHANNESBURG, THE WONDER CITY

The McLaughlin Family

The McLaughlin Family

That's me with my parents at the North-South Carolina border in 1961. Dad was being transferred to Parris Island, S.C., from Camp Lejeune, N.C., to begin his first tour as a Marine Corps drill instructor. View full size.

The Lady In White

The Lady In White

An "instant relative". She was photographed by a Wantage, Oxfordshire photographer named Tom Reveley. The back of the picture contains the information: "Williams Mill St." View full size.

Hey, Urn! It's Me, Earnest!

Hey, Urn!  It's Me, Earnest!

My uncle apparently took this Kodachrome as part of a photography class or maybe his own independent study. I'm guessing early 50's. View full size.

William Henry Stacy

William Henry Stacy

My great-great-grandfather William Stacy -- my father's great-grandfather on his mother Maudie's side. It was her grandfather. He was from Kentucky. I think this was taken sometime in the late 1800's.

Little Harold gets a ride.

Little Harold gets a ride.

My grandfather Harold Ray Penland in 1915. I don't know much about this picture. It is my father Cy's dad when he was a child. I think it was taken in Inola, Oklahoma. He must have had a pretty good childhood. Having his own little wagon and goat to pull him around.

None But You

None But You

Somewhere in the Midwest, probably Wisconsin. Handwritten on back, "None but you."

Party Animals

Party Animals

My grandpa Frank on the left, sometime in the 60's. Halloween party or just been drinking too much, I don't know. Not sure either what he would think of me putting up this picture on the Internet. Note back in the days when beer came in tin cans and the Tareyton cigarettes reference (though it's reversed here).

 
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