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Continuing the archeological excavation of my father's slides, we find ourselves soaking wet, and in the company of a group which may include some of the youth group seen recently (http://www.shorpy.com/node/6042). Guess Dad's behind the camera, but that's his father, Steve, wearing the blue stripped tie. His mother, Elsie, is two to the right (green dress); her sister, Marcella Anna Peiser is in the dark blue dress. Between the two sisters is Aunt* Luna Depp (tentative identification); Her husband, Pete, is bottom left (dark trunks). Kodachrome, Kodak Retina, likely late '30s, vicinity of Newark, NJ, possibly Cherry Beach on the north shore of Long Island. View full size.
*actual relationship not determined.
High and dry someplace near the crossroads of America
Another from my paternal grandmother's collection. Unknown which family members they are but both kids appear to be cross-eyed. Baby doesn't seem to mind though and mom is still proud. View full size.
Uncle Roger, cousin Deanna and Aunt Susan taking a dip the pool. Likely taken in 1961. View full size.
My paternal grandmother's parents Grant and Catherine Webb, sometime during the late 1950's in Los Angeles. View full size.
Unknown date, likely late 1940's, Salt Lake City. This is the Place Monument. Monument was built in 1921 and is in the This is the Place Heritage Park. View full size.
From the Yosemite trip again, this time cars are lining up and waiting to drive through the Wawona tree tunnel. Thanks to tterrace for the heads up on the name of the tree tunnel. View full size.
My great-grandmother Elsie Hallack, sometime after her and my great grandfather Rayner Hallack had seperated. She had moved to Taft, California, after the split and died in 1943. This was likely taken in the early '30s. This photo is from a small collection of my grandfather's photos. He labeled the picture "mom".