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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CARNAVAL DE 1936, PANAMA

Christmas on the Homefront - 1917

Christmas on the Homefront - 1917

Scanned from the original 2.5 x 3.5 inch negative. View full size.

Christmas Story: 1953

Christmas Story: 1953

Christmas 1953. Oak Park, Illinois. My cousin Tom experiencing the thrill of his first Lionel electric train. My Uncle Bill is manning the transformer, and my dad, who was a real-life railroad engineer, is on the right. 35mm slide. View full size.

¿what car is?

¿what car is?

my great-uncle in his car in 1927 (Spain)

Parasol and Bonnet

Parasol and Bonnet

Another one from my Instant Relatives collection. They look like such a fun loving couple. He must be quite taken with her to be wearing "that" on his head. Had to consult my Fashions of Yesteryear expert on when this was taken and we determined it to be from the Edwardian period. Am assuming it was shot in Southern CA (due to the palm tree in the background & that's where I obtained the pic), but don't know much else about this one... any thoughts out there? Thanx!

Jesse Clinton Parker and prize squash

Jesse Clinton Parker and prize squash

Surgery at Our Saviour's Hospital: 1937

Surgery at Our Saviour's Hospital: 1937

Jacksonville, Illinois. Our Saviour’s Hospital on East State Street opened its doors in 1896. It was later renamed Holy Cross Hospital and now belongs to the MacMurray College nursing program. This picture was taken while my great aunt (one of the nurses pictured) was still a nursing student.

Collins Sinclair Oil: Late 1930s

Collins Sinclair Oil: Late 1930s

Located at the corner of Franklin and Main in White Hall, Illinois. D. Collins, proprietor. View full size.

 
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