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After careful study, I noticed that the clock on the wall has a hand for the day of the month. There is also a calendar on the wall set to April, but the year is unreadable. With a little bit of deducing, I was able to determine that this picture was taken on April 27, 1927 at 2pm (or 2am). It is also possible that the calender is old and the clock isn't running but I like my theory better. View full size.
Cadillac circa 1907. Occupants and location unknown. View full size.
Another picture of some Shorpian instant relatives. Found in a southern Indiana junk, er, "antique mall," the only identification is "Mr & Mrs Davers," as near I can make out. Well worth the dollar, huh? View full size.
The kids' table in my mother's newly remodeled kitchen in Mount Airy, North Carolina. I'm the girl on the right. It's either Thanksgiving or Christmas 1966. Kitchen is still the same except the oven door was replaced with a white one sometime in the 1980s. Kodachrome slide. View full size.
That's me with my parents at the North-South Carolina border in 1961. Dad was being transferred to Parris Island, S.C., from Camp Lejeune, N.C., to begin his first tour as a Marine Corps drill instructor. View full size.
An "instant relative". She was photographed by a Wantage, Oxfordshire photographer named Tom Reveley. The back of the picture contains the information: "Williams Mill St." View full size.