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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

June, Gilbert, and Lorna

June, Gilbert, and Lorna

These are my great-aunts and great-uncle (L-R June, Gilbert, and Lorna). I don't know exactly where or when this was taken, but it was likely in the mid to late 1930's in Ontario (I don't know where they were living at the time). View full size.

Ft. Jackson 1966

Ft. Jackson 1966

Jack Holbrooks with his mother, Lucille Holbrooks, at Ft. Jackson, SC, 1966. View full size.

Glenn Holbrooks Family

Glenn Holbrooks Family

Holbrooks Family Christmas 1964 in Greenville, SC. View full size.

Chicago Sweatshop, c. 1912

Chicago Sweatshop, c. 1912

My grandmother (second from right) worked as a seamstress her entire life in various Chicago sweatshops. She was born in 1896, two months after her father died, and left school after the 6th grade to help support her mother. I found this photograph (a mounted copy print) and three other similar images, after her death in 1979.

I work as an archivist with vintage photographs every day, but this one really resonates with me, for obvious reasons. View full size.

The Rat Patrol: 1973

The Rat Patrol: 1973

This is my brother Paul (right) with a friend, Danny Bergman, who lived four or five houses down the block. It was taken in 1973 on the driveway in front of our house in Huntington Beach, California. I built the "machine gun" for them from spare pieces of PVC, wood and assorted hardware that were lying around in the

Mom at age 5

Mom at age 5

My mother-in-law at age 5 (according to writing on the back of the photo) in Rockland Maine, 1954. I figured I would get my wife's relatives photos scanned instead of all my family. View full size.

Time for booze

Time for booze

From a collection of mostly blurry pictures set I think set at Lake Mead, or up behind Davis Dam in Arizona with friends of my grandparents boating. At first seeing this picture I thought it was my dad, except he was a complete non-drinker, looks too young to be my grandpa by this time (late 1960's)so I'm assuming it's one of their friends. Anyway everyone knows booze and boating go hand in hand. View full size.

 
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