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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.
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.
Someplace near the crossroads of America
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.
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.
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
Someplace near the crossroads an America
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.