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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Sandy Greig - Coaches for Hire

Sandy Greig - Coaches for Hire

Early 1900's Alexander "Sandy" Greig was owner of a Coach for Hire business in Carnoustie, Scotland. All his coaches were of course horse drawn. In this picture the local automobile dealer was trying unsuccessfully to sell him on changing to the new "horseless carriage" Sandy did not trust the new phenonemum phenomenon and stayed with his horses. View full size

Watermelon Eaters

Watermelon Eaters

1957-1958. All relatives from my father's side. Far left is my aunt Judy (as seen in my previous post "Uncle Butch and Aunt Judy"), next to her is my grandmother, below her is my father Roger, and the far left of the negative is my uncle Jack (as seen in another post with the shark jaws). View full size.

Uncle Jack and the shark

Uncle Jack and the shark

Early 1980s. My uncle making good use of my father's prize from Florida. My father has been a scuba diver for amost 35 years and took our family to Florida most every year in my childhood. Uncle Jack is just being himself. Not much to say about that.

Uncle Butch and Aunt Judy

Uncle Butch and Aunt Judy

My uncle Butch and aunt Judy in my grandparents' front lawn. Unsure of the exact year but it is early 1980's. Someone ID the car in the background and that may lend a good idea. My aunt worked at a tire store in Knoxville, TN. Thus the Pirelli tire T-shirts. This image just makes me laugh. They are just a hoot. Then and now. Kodak 35mm transparency.

Lewis Hine (Not)

Lewis Hine (Not)

Three of my grandmother's siblings around 1915.

My Dad

My Dad

1957, Kyiv (Kiev, Ukraine).

Great-Grandmother Mendoza

Great-Grandmother Mendoza

My great-grandmother on my mother's side. She was from Chihuahua, Mexico. Her husband, pictured in the locket she's wearing, is my great-grandfather Jose, from Rio De Janiero. Great-Grandma's given name (Rangel?) was written very illegibly on her daughter Rachelita's birth certificate, so we are not sure how to say it or spell it. When Grandmother Rachelita was 2, her father left them -- Rangel had TB and my grandmother got a bad case of rickets. So he thought they were dying. Rangel did die, but Rachelita was rescued. She was given up for adoption to an older Anglo couple. They raised her till she was 16, then she married my Grandfather John. Grandmother Rachelita looks very much like her mother too.

 
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