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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • WPA FIELD DAY, 1939

Last of the Red-Hot Godmothers: 1960

Last of the Red-Hot Godmothers: 1960

Well, I missed the 49th anniversary of this photo, taken on April 23, 1960 outside St. Patrick's Church in Larkspur, California after my Confirmation. That's not Sophie Tucker, it's my godmother, a very sweet lady of whose eye I was the apple. Scanned from a 35mm Kodacolor negative shot by my brother. View full size.

May Day 1951

May Day 1951

When last we saw Charles and Harriet, my parents were shown on their wedding day http://www.shorpy.com/node/4225. A few years later, and here I am... celebrating my first Earlham College May Day. A re-creation of the English May Day festivals, students took the parts of village participants, from maidens wending around the May Pole to Morris dancers. (Think Dad was usually a jester.) In the interests of political correctness, the college has ceased this activity -- something that, in the past, had been awaited for every fourth year. Kodachrome print. Update: Just found the original slide, and Mom had notated this as 1950.

Steve Miller
Someplace near the crossroads of America

Flapper gals

Flapper gals

Another from my grandparents photo collection. I have no idea who they are but they seem to fit the typical 1920's style.

60th U.S. Volunteers

60th U.S. Volunteers

I believe this photo is post Civil War, perhaps the Spanish American War era, but I am not sure. I have an original paper photo, 8 x 10, mounted on board.

The insignia show "USV" and "60". The officers and enlisted men are wearing the same medal, which I do not recognize. There are other interesting patches and, medals and belt buckles. The only close match I can find might indicate 7th or 8th Cavalry or First Infantry USV from 1864-1866.

An elderly client brought the photo into my custom framing business and never returned.

I would be interested in learning more from those with more military knowledge. I have it beautifully framed and get many questions and compliments. View full size.

Dad and Aunt Susan in Yosemite: 1947

Dad and Aunt Susan in Yosemite: 1947

My dad and his sister Susan in Yosemite. I love this picture, probably my favorite of the whole collection of the family's trip to the park. View full size.

Youth group

Youth group

Though I'm not sure, I believe this was the youth group from the Clinton Avenue Presbyterian Church in Newark, NJ, in the late '30s. From my father's collection of slides. View full size

Steve Miller
Someplace near the crossroads an America

Hiding the Lockheed Plant: Parking lot

Hiding the Lockheed Plant: Parking lot

Another pic of the tarp. During World War II the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant to protect it from Japanese air attack. They covered it with camouflage netting to make it look like a rural subdivision from the air.

 
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