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Vintage photos of:
Grandfather visiting Bermuda in October 1929. No Prohibition in Bermuda, so openly drinking real beer was a treat. View full size.
New Orleans Police Department Band in front of the Carnegie branch library building Uptown at Napoleon Avenue & Magazine Street, late 1920s. Photo courtesy of Mr. Eugene Nunez. His father, officer Alcide Nunez, is in the front row, third from left. Alcide Nunez recorded extensively during his time up in New York City with the band The Louisiana Five back in 1919. View full size.
Circa 1900. It looks like she went to a lot of trouble to take this picture. Scanned from the original 4x5 inch glass negative. View full size.
This is the car I literally grew up in, having been born in 1940. Dad and Mom kept this car until about 1949 and traded it for a '48 DeSoto. For me it was like losing one of the family. This is in front of our house in Maplewood, Missouri, about 1946. 616 Negative. View full size.
The VW family of B.C. taken the summer of 71 with my parents and two brothers. These were not the first ones to enter the family nor the last. View full size.
My father-in-law, Donald Johns, behind the wheel of his first car, a 1930 Pontiac roadster. His friend Johnny Cuevas is riding shotgun. Taken in Manhasset, NY in the summer of 1944. Note the tilt-out windshield, rumble seat, original wood wheels on the rear, and replacement wire wheels on the front. The passenger side spare was a wood wheel. The car had been purchased that week for $30. View full size.