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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

King of the Cowboys

King of the Cowboys

Here is my collection of Post Cereal pins from the late 1940s and early '50s. They all say Post Grape Nuts Flakes on the back and some are dated as late as 1953. View full size.

Hey Buddy, Got a Light?

Hey Buddy, Got a Light?

The caption on the back reads "Cigarette only 16 months." His parents probably let him play with the cans of lead paint off to the left, too. View full size.

Rat Life

Rat Life

A sword, a spanking, a prayer . . . a fraternity initiation, maybe? All it says on the back is "Rat Life at U.P.I." A good time was had by all, I'm sure. View full size.

Possibly Grandma Spain

Possibly Grandma Spain

This may be the mother or grandmother of Mattie Louise Spain (LeMay). Probably her mother, but everything says "Grandma Spain." Photo is on very thick paper and colored artificially it seems. View full size.

Hattie Cantrells New House

Hattie Cantrells New House

Hattie Cantrell's (probably mis-spelled) new house in Nashville, TN. Hattie (left), Mattie Louise Spain (LeMay) on the right. The date on the back of the photo is August 24 ,1956. The house is still there and Hattie still lives there. View full size.

Life on the high sea

Life on the high sea

Location: Unknown. Date: Unknown. This home appears to be a true light house. One can imagine it didn't last many storms. View full size.

Before Television

Before Television

Found negative in a dumpster in Portland, Oregon. Unknown photographer. View full size.

 
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