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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

Oxford-Boynton House 1940's

Oxford-Boynton House 1940's

Oxford-Boynton House on Meriwether Street in Griffin, Ga. This is my house, picture was taken in the 1940's. The house was built between 1915 and 1919. View full size.

Daddy in Paris: 1956

Daddy in Paris: 1956

My dad on top of the Eiffel Tower when he was 19 and in the Army. Dec 31, 1956.

Cowboys

Cowboys

I picked up this "instant relatives" pic at an antique shop in Southern California a number of years ago. Just couldn't pass up these handsome gents... for only 25 cents! Am guessing it was taken in the 1950's, but any info on the who, where & when for this photo would be greatly appreciated. View full size.

Dad's Indian: 1950s

Dad's Indian: 1950s

My dad had this awesome Indian motorcycle while he was in high school. He admits it made him popular with the ladies at Maury High in Dandridge, Tennessee. He does, of course, wish he still had it. I do, too! View full size.

Kaiserliche Marine c.1915

Kaiserliche Marine  c.1915

German Torpedo boats and U-Boats. This was possibly taken at the Adriatic seaport of Trieste. Scanned from the original German 9x12cm hand colored glass slide. Unfortunately the bottom 2cm were broken off.

Das Boot c.1915

Das Boot  c.1915

German naval and merchant marine officers on the deck of their U-Boat, possibly at the Adriatic port of Trieste. Scanned from the original German 9x12cm glass slide. View full size.

The Dear Leader: 2008 (?)

The Dear Leader: 2008 (?)

We don't do many current-event photos but I thought this one deserved wider exposure. Yesterday, after weeks of rumors that North Korea's "Dear Leader" had been incapacitated by a stroke, the country's official news agency released what it claims are photos of Kim Jong Il at a recent soccer match. (Their "recentness" supposedly attested to by the fallish foliage in the background; this comes two weeks after an earlier batch of photos showing the pudgy dictator amid lush greenery that was obviously out of season.) Of the relatively few news accounts that actually showed any of the photos (I found them here on Breitbart), most used this one, of Kim seated indoors. The one I thought most interesting was the photo above, of the D.L. greeting an assortment of functionaries whose hovering selves levitate shadowlessly over a stone platform. Eerie, huh? View full size.

 
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