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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • BANFF NATIONAL PARK, 1936

Hollingsworth Family Portrait 1893

Hollingsworth Family Portrait 1893

This is a portrait of my great, great grandparents D.P. & Sarah Hollingsworth with their children Hester (standing on the right) and Richard (on the lap). Richard is my great grandfather. View full size.

1949 Aztec Hotel

1949 Aztec Hotel

My father and I are in the picture in front of the gas pump on the right in 1949 when I was five. The Aztec Hotel with its memorable soda fountain was about half way between Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ontario and Duluth, MN. The main highway is 61 and the turn off at the Aztec is Hwy 1. You would turn here to go to Ely, MN. This drive along Lake Superior is noted for its exquisite scenery. We traveled many times from Fort William to Duluth and Minneapolis on the Greyhound when I was a child. This place burned down many years ago but I remember it well as the Greyhound rest stop with the best cherry cokes around. View full size.

U.S. Subs in Fremantle 1946

U.S. Subs in Fremantle 1946

U.S. submarines with mother ship, Fremantle Harbour (Western Australia), 1946. View full size

King of the Cowboys

King of the Cowboys

Here is my collection of Post Cereal pins from the late 1940s and early '50s. They all say Post Grape Nuts Flakes on the back and some are dated as late as 1953. View full size.

Hey Buddy, Got a Light?

Hey Buddy, Got a Light?

The caption on the back reads "Cigarette only 16 months." His parents probably let him play with the cans of lead paint off to the left, too. View full size.

Rat Life

Rat Life

A sword, a spanking, a prayer . . . a fraternity initiation, maybe? All it says on the back is "Rat Life at U.P.I." A good time was had by all, I'm sure. View full size.

Possibly Grandma Spain

Possibly Grandma Spain

This may be the mother or grandmother of Mattie Louise Spain (LeMay). Probably her mother, but everything says "Grandma Spain." Photo is on very thick paper and colored artificially it seems. View full size.

 
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