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Vintage photos of:
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".
Circa 1910. Mixing up a big batch of "Salmonella Surprise." Scanned from the original 4x5 inch glass negative. View full size.
Another from my grandmother's photo album, no names on the back of the photo, but the gal on the right looks like my grandmother. I'm not sure who the others are, but I know the guy with his arm around her is not grandpa. This was likely taken around the time she graduated Hollywood High School in 1933. View full size.
Back home in Indiana, 1952-53. View full size.
L to R - Mark, Gary (me), Dale (brother to Mark), George (my brother). George appears to be the only one armed and wearing cowboy boots. Taken sometime around 1965. View full size.