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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • DON'T TALK LOOSELY TO STRANGERS

Hollywood Family: 1965

Hollywood Family: 1965

November 1965. Fabulous, glamorous, glittering, world-famous Hollywood & Vine. My mother, father and brother take in the dazzling sights while I snap off this Kodachrome, two years after my previous memorable visit. Looks like brother and I have been hitting the record shops. Notable vehicles include a shiny red pre-1957 Volkswagen beetle, a 1961 or 1962 Thunderbird, a 1958 Plymouth wagon and, most interesting of all, a City of L.A. Water & Power Studebaker Champ pickup. View full size.

Black Hills 1962

Black Hills 1962

Taken in 1962 on my grandparents' honeymoon on a trip out west.

Meet the Flintstones: 1962

Meet the Flintstones: 1962

The Manitou cliff dwellings west of Colorado Springs. This was taken on my grandparents' honeymoon out west in 1962. View full size.

Michigan Avenue: 1962

Michigan Avenue: 1962

Chicago, Illinois, circa 1962. At 10:27 a.m. Looking north along Michigan Avenue at Adams Street, with the Chicago Art Institute on the right. View full size.

Garfield Park, Easter 1953

Garfield Park, Easter 1953

My cousins, dressed in their Easter Sunday best, pose among the flowers at Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory. 35mm slide. View full size.

Candid Living Room: 1955

Candid Living Room: 1955

Previously in our living room we saw what it looked like with the family dressed up and posed formally. Here's what real, every-day life was like, captured by my brother in this candid, available light shot on 35mm Kodak Tri-X on April 21, 1955. Newspapers strewn around on the floor; my mother in her ubiquitous apron with her hair up in curlers; Father with his slippers kicked off, looking up from his paper (looks like our local Marin County daily, the San Rafael Independent-Journal) across the room at the TV. What that giant pile of stuff is next to my mother I haven't been able to figure out; some big, fabric-related project of hers perhaps. Where am I? My guess: behind my brother, on the floor, eyes glued to the TV. View full size.

Tappan Zee: 1957

Tappan Zee: 1957

Nov. 29, 1957. Sun through the clouds, very nice, but the truly stunning sight for most modern New Yorkers would be a nearly-empty Tappan Zee Bridge.

 
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