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[REV 25-NOV-2014]

 
 
 
NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Viola's Place

Viola's Place

"Taken in front of Viola's place on the 25th of June." Not sure who Viola is except a friend of my grandma's family. I'm guessing the lady is Viola. View full size.

Mother's Day 1967

Mother's Day 1967

Yes that is me (the short one with the puffy cheeks)with my proud parents on Mother's Day 1967. Likely taken at my aunt's house somewhere in the San Fernando Valley. I have more hair on my head back then than I do now! View full size.

Malad, Idaho 1920

Malad, Idaho 1920

Visit the exciting Idaho Power Company. 7000 horsepower. From the series of photos Webb/Eames trip across Idaho (they started in Burley). My grandmother is the one standing on the step on the left. I looked up Idaho Power, which is still around but no info about the Malad plant still being around. View full size.

Kids Group

Kids Group

My dad around 8 years old or so, which would make this around 1946. He's in the back row on the right. My Aunt Susan is second from left, front row. Not sure exactly where it was taken other than somewhere in Los Angeles. I am thinking the other kids are cousins but I don't know their names. Or just friends. Just amazed you can get a group of kids to sit still while you snap a picture of them. I'd love to have the car in the background. View full size. [Where is this? - Dave]

Donations: 1917

Donations: 1917

Recently acquired photo. WWI donations. View full size.

Captain America & His Father

Captain America & His Father

The picture is from a negative I recently found in my aunt's estate. It shows my grandfather visiting my Uncle Hermann at basic training about 1942. Granddad was a mechanical engineer who emigrated to the US from Germany in 1907. Hermann was also a mechanical engineer who returned from his service to raise a family of five. Many years later Hermann designed and patented the Jenn-Air indoor grill. View full size.

Golfer Dad: 1966

Golfer Dad: 1966

Here's my dad in 1966, the year I was born. I have no comment for this Kodachrome slide. Caption ideas welcome. View full size.

 
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