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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Wee Kirk O' the Heather 1940's

Wee Kirk O' the Heather 1940's

From grandmother's album. No notes on the back but I'm taking it that these are relatives and with their somber faces likely at a funeral. The church is located at Forest Lawn, Glendale CA.

The model city

The model city

Kingsport, Tennessee, 1952. A modern, planned city; a slice of small town America. The intersection of Broad and Market Street. Photographer unknown. View full size.

Passed Out

Passed Out

This was taken in the mid '50s in my great grandparent's patio. This was a friend of theirs supposedly passed out with cans and bottles placed around him as a joke. I think this is a staged photo because there's another with my great grandpa like this as well but I could be wrong. Scanned from a Kodak safety negative. View full size.

So I told the guy . . .

So I told the guy . . .

This was taken in my great grandma and grandpa's patio in East LA. My dad supposes this photo was taken sometime during the early '60s but it could be earlier. That fridge is so cool! I love old fridge designs. Scanned from a Kodak safety negative. View full size.

Mr. Johnson and Friends

Mr. Johnson and Friends

I found this photo in a box in my Dad's garage. We have no idea where it came from, but we're pretty certain that Mr. Johnson, McComb and their friends were having a wonderful time!

The back of the photo reads:
May 15, 1924
Mr. Johnson, Grace, Mrs. Bentley, McComb, Grace, Mr. Brown, Doris.
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A gentle Shepherd tending his flock

A gentle Shepherd tending his flock

This photo was taken in the early 1920's by my Great-Grandfather. They bred and trained German Shepherds for police work mostly but also worked with the dog's gentler abilities too. I believe this was taken in Hempstead on Long Island. Their kennels were located in the area of farmland which became suburban East Meadow and the landscape was more rural there, leading me to believe that this was taken in town. No idea who the child is, certainly not an immediate relative. Perhaps a distant cousin, anyone recognize the little girl? View full size.

Starling Medical School graduate

Starling Medical School graduate

This is the class of 1898 my great-great Grandfather (Frank L. Keeler) is the one in all black, second from the left. Starling Medical School became part of Ohio State University's Medical School around 1914. My Grandfather later practiced medicine in Oklahoma, when it was still a territory, and then moved his family to Miami. View full size.

 
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