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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Comicmobile

Comicmobile

Yet another goofy photo from the box of old negatives that belonged to Grandpa Boothby. Tom and Winnie appeared to have a lot of fun, this time riding around in this comic mobile, with a Red Rider Cartoon festooned upon it. I guess if you can date that cartoon, you can date the photo. It appears to be published via the Oregonian. View full size.

Fitger Conetops

Fitger Conetops

Two fellows enjoying Fitgers Beer from conetop style cans. They look to be in a trailer, camper or something similar. Why the one fellow is wearing a tie is a mystery, but he sure seems happy to down a beer. Fitgers was a large regional brewery in Duluth, MN. They lasted until 1972. The conetop cans in the picture were from around 1960 I'd guess. View full size.

Morning Bath: 1924

Morning Bath: 1924

My Mother, as it says, in her morning bath. I'd say it was late 1924 or early 1925. Scanned from print.

Mary and Morris

Mary and Morris

Mary and Morris Witman pose for a snapshot. View full size.

Corner Time

Corner Time

Morris Witman standing at a corner in Pennsylvania. View full size.

Grandmother's Family Portrait

Grandmother's Family Portrait

Grandmother's Family Portrait. In the middle row: Lloyd Nichols, Lillian (Nichols) Newcomer, & Myrtle Nichols. Probably taken in the early 30's in West Texas. View full size.

Grandmother and Siblings

Grandmother and Siblings

My grandmother Lillian Newcomer and her siblings. Probably taken in West Texas in the early 1930's.

 
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