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Another from my grandmother's collection. Not sure who they are, looks like was taken early 1910's. I like the hats on both these guys. View full size.
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Connoisseur, bon vivant, raconteur, collector of first editions, advertising executive, typography historian, WWII Army Air Corps Photo Recon NCO, and my mother's twin brother, Uncle Albert hoists a Christmas toast in the living room of his San Francisco home in December 1960. You can tell it's Christmas by the holly in the table vase and the star ornament sticking up from the areca on the right; that's his Christmas tree. I took this with my Brownie Starmite. Full size.
This is my father's scout troop at "Scout Acres," in Boonton, N.J., May 28-31, 1937
Rear: Bob Altrath, Bill Hand, Ray Mulford, Jack McCleve, Bob Teshima, Russell Herold, Mr. Donald Wild, Chas Miller (apparently, the last four have no names, or don't really exist...)
Center: Arthur Lautz, Bob Eisele, Herbert Walker, Ronald Borx (?), Clinton Laux, Bill Bennett, George Meierdieck.
Bottom: Edward Ryniewicz, Bob Shantz, Ray Phipps, Bob Schickel, George Kalmbach, Fred Schroeder, Roy Bellamy, Paul Podkowa, Kenneth Vital, Wilbur Meirdeick, Paul Reiman.
Not big on uniforms... View full size
Fido is truly part of the family. View full size.
This is my dad as a toddler with Grandpa washing the car, probably around 1963 in Los Angeles. Scanned from a Kodak safety negative. View full size.
"Associated Press photo from New York -- Charles Miller* (left), Newark, N.J., and Robert Dodds, Montclair, N.J., make up a bed in their quarters after reporting for a year's duty in the first U.S. camp for conscientious objectors, opened May 15 (1941), at Patapsco State Park, near Elk Ridge, MD."
*Following his service at Patapsco, Dad was reassigned to the NRDC Research on Sound Control project at Harvard. -- Steve Miller