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Vintage photos of:
My dad in 1924 going to play a game of golf. Taken in Miami Beach, but where I'm not sure. View full size.
"The Whole Tillery Family," date unknown. "Daddy" written in pencil. 4x6 print of some of my distant relatives. The family name of Tillery is unknown to me. I was born and still located in Knoxville, as is the studio where the image was taken. View full size.
March 1965. My father engaged in the activity that occupied his evening hours every single day: reading the papers. In our case, these were two: the local Marin County daily, the Independent-Journal, and whatever San Francisco afternoon one that happened to be in business, here the Examiner. He was 63, a year before his retirement, when I shot this Kodachrome by available light. View full size.
My grandmother up front left in this picture along with her siblings, taking a break on their journey to Yellowstone from Burley Idaho, around 1920. Imagine making the journey on the roads back then in those old cars back then. View full size.
One of my favorite photos of my paternal grandma, probably taken in the late 20's or early 30's. She was either engaged or already married to her first husband (per the ring). What I find most intriguing about this photo is that the back of it is a postcard - unfortunately, we'll never know who she was going to send it to.
Just a fun old picture. Scanned from the original 4x5" print. View full size.