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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Joyce Blackburn

Joyce Blackburn

Joyce Blackburn. This is sometime around WWII. Exact date and location unknown. Joyce married Kenneth Bell; Joyce Bell.

Kenneth Bell during WWII

Kenneth Bell during WWII

Kenneth Bell (left) during WWII. Exact date and location unknown. Kenneth married Joyce Blackburn.

Kenneth Bell Smoking a Pipe

Kenneth Bell Smoking a Pipe

Kenneth Bell smoking a pipe. This is sometime around WWII. Exact date and location unknown. Kenneth married Joyce Blackburn.

Back to School: 1962

Back to School: 1962

December 1962. I'm a junior in high school, and during Christmas break a chum and I revisit the grade school we graduated from two and a half years earlier. Lo and behold, there we find, in our old classroom, our eighth grade teacher, in mufti, along with his wife and daughter. "With a little more effort and attentiveness, Paul can accomplish much more than he presently is," is what he'd written on my report card in 1960. Man, did he have me figured. Check out my then-de rigueur white-socks-with-black-loafers and semi-peg pants. I was bound and determined to at least not dress like a dork. Self-timer Kodachrome with my new Retinette, its light leak as yet undiscovered and casting a fog on my friend. View full size.

Flyboy: 1948

Flyboy: 1948

Another picture of me taken by my father at Riverview Beach Amusement Park, Pennsville, New Jersey, in August 1948. This shot clearly shows early indication of my love for all sorts of transportation and travel! View full size | Firetruck.

Jamieson Brothers: 1910

Jamieson Brothers: 1910

These are my great-uncles, L-R, Lee, Milton, Frank and Jim, the Jamieson brothers, with their hunting dogs in 1910. I assume the squirrel was for supper. My grandfather, who was just a kid, was hiding in the woods as he was too shy to have his picture taken with his brothers. This picture was taken somewhere around Falkner, Mississippi around 1910 or so.

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