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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • SKI FUN IN QUÉBEC, 1930s

San Francisco Owl Drugs

San Francisco Owl Drugs

San Francisco Ave & Market St. View full size.

Pvts. Weaver, Matthew and Wharton - Camp Borden, July 1916

Pvts. Weaver, Matthew and Wharton - Camp Borden, July 1916

I found this photo at the St. Lawrence Antique Market in Toronto. It shows three members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Camp Borden. The names of the three soldiers have been written on the photo and the inscription on the back reads "Camp Borden, July 1916."

I've always been fascinated by the First World War, and this is probably my favourite photograph in my collection. With a little bit of digging, I discovered that the three soldiers are Private James Edward Weaver, Private Alfred Matthews, and Private Richard Wharton. They all hailed from Waterford, Ontario and the surrounding area and belonged to the 133rd Regiment (Norfolk's Own).

If anyone has any further information about these three and whether or not they survived the war, it would be greatly appreciated. I've grown rather fond of them! View full size.

Grandma with company 1968

Grandma with company 1968

Dated April 1968, my grandmother Grace with friend of hers and daughter. This was taken about a year or so before my grandfather retired and moved him and grandma to Arizona. View full size.

Ain't she sweet: 1920s

Ain't she sweet: 1920s

A number of photos of this charming gal were donated to a charity sale in Washington state. A friend sent them to me. Unfortunately, they're not labeled on the back. Photo by Hartsook Studio, Seattle. View full size.

Feeding the vermin: Colorado 1956

Feeding the vermin: Colorado 1956

Pikes Peak area 1956. My 93 year old grandfather cannot remember what camera he used - knowing that it wasn't his box camera since his wife is obviously holding it in her hand. View full size.

Ma Bell's boys

Ma Bell's boys

In 1929 my dad went to work for Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He apprenticed with their formidable senior installer, who had worked for Alexander Graham Bell to install Cheyenne's first telephone system in 1881. This photo was taken in 1930 in the the Cheyenne company yard, and my dad is third from the left, aged 21. He stayed with Bell for 28 years, as an installer and lineman in Cheyenne and Casper, and, after the war, in San Diego. Linemen in the Rockies had hard lives. Dad told of having to dig down as much as 30 feet in the snowdrifts to free the phone lines south of Casper during blizzards, lines that were at the top of 70-foot poles. View full size.

Soccer game after party

Soccer game after party

Grandma (in the polka-dot dress) and Grandpa Poeschl (sitting next to her) in 1933 after a Bavarian Soccer Club game, Milwaukee WI. Grandpa was a longtime player for the Bavarians (he had the cinder remnants in his knees to prove it) and was inducted into the WASA Hall of Fame in 1985. Am assuming from the photo, that their team won the game that afternoon - either that or they were a happy bunch of sore losers. View full size.

 
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