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Between the freaky looking orange guitar playing fish, the scary dolphin behind it, the wide-eyed penguin on the left and the lobster with eyelashes in front of it, this photo is just a little bit creepy. Also notice the Hawaiian Punch near the bottom.
Scanned from a Kodak safety negative. View full size.
This is probably 1972 in Los Angeles. I wonder where he's going with that lawn edger. Scanned from a Kodak safety film negative. View full size.
I'm not sure when this was taken. I'm guessing sometime in the '50s. I like the cool radio on the right. Scanned from a Kodak safety film negative. View full size.
This is a picture of my father, Fred T. Massie. It was taken when he was about 18 in around 1928. Although still in high school, he was already managing this drugstore in Norfolk, Virginia. Daddy is the handsome young man in the foreground wearing the "Hollywood" smile. View full size.
I bought this image at a garage sale. It is an 8x10 print on mat board. I noticed the 1902 copyright date and that alone made me buy it. I did some research and this was shot when Burr had his studio across from the Waldorf Astoria in New York. I don't know who the woman is. I assume she is an actress from one of the theaters near the Waldorf. Most likely from an 8x10 glass plate. The back of the mat board has a series number. This print is number three of eight. View full size.
U-Smile Court. Kansas City, MO. 1940's? View full size.