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[REV 25-NOV-2014]

 
 
 
NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • WPA FIELD DAY, 1939

SeaWorld 1967

SeaWorld 1967

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.

Lawn Edger man

Lawn Edger man

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.

My Father

My Father

My Father Claud Pitts, about 1921. The Buster Brown hairstyle was very popular for young boys for several years.

'50s patio party

'50s patio party

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.

Fred Massie smiling behind the counter

Fred Massie smiling behind the counter

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.

Burr McIntosh artist print, 1902

Burr McIntosh artist print, 1902

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

U-Smile Court

U-Smile Court. Kansas City, MO. 1940's? View full size.

 
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