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Vintage photos of:
Early 50's, Valparaiso, Indiana, Kodachrome. View full size.
"Put down that camera and help me lift your ma off the dang steps!" View full size.
My Grandma and Grandpa arriving in Chicago, maybe? Late 40's Kodachrome. View full size.