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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • VAN HOUTEN'S COCOA, c. 1890

Men and Babe's: 1947

Men and Babe's: 1947

Norm Ouellette, farthest on the left, with brothers, in-laws, and their kids. View full size.

Homecoming: 1944

Homecoming: 1944

This is the day Norm Ouellette came home. His wife Mary clings to his arm while he's surrounded by his sisters, Pat, Bernie, Toni, Marie and their tall friend Dot. Detroit, 1944.

Detroit Grand Circus Park, approx 1920

Detroit Grand Circus Park, approx 1920

Due to my Grandfather's work with Pierce Arrow, I took a stab at guessing the location. Using Google maps and some online history of the Statler Hotel I was able to match the image to Detroit's Grand Circus Park. The next guess is the date. Possibly about 1915-20. View full size.

Celia Banton

Celia Banton

This was found by me today at our local swap shop, which is basically where unsold lawn sale items go before they are thrown away. I found this picture along with a newspaper clipping with this woman's name, Celia Banton. The only thing I know is that she won a scholarship, but nothing more. I am thinking she is local from Camden or Rockport Maine, where this picture was likely taken during the 1940's. View full size.

W.H. Jackson, en colores.

W.H. Jackson, en colores.

Nueva Orleans c. 1890. No sé si los tranvías eran rojos o verdes. View full size.

Dance!

Dance!

Mid-Fifties Los Angeles. Medium format safety negative. View full size.

Grandma's kitchen, c. 1910

Grandma's kitchen, c. 1910

I believe that this was taken in Buffalo, NY about 1910. I have no idea if it is my Grandmother's kitchen or that of a friend of theirs. The Quaker Oats box (tin?) seen on the counter was replaced with the now familiar round package in 1915. Grandmother arrived in America in August of 1909. Those are all of the clues that I have. View full size.

 
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