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Vintage photos of:
November 24, 1983. Nineteen years after this previous shot our kitchen is still more or less salmon and my mother's 1955-vintage O'Keefe & Merritt range is still doing yeoman service, in this case having just disgorged the turkey, which my father is carving, while Mother herself makes the gravy. I can still almost smell it. Scanned from my 35mm Kodak Vericolor negative. View full size.
And let the good times roll. Scanned from the original glass negative 5x8 inches. View full size.
White Hall, IL.
Top Row (L-R): Jesse Harrison, Best Rose, Judge Bowman (Score Keeper), Charles Cook, Monte McFarland
2nd Row (L-R): William Vermillion, Berry Brooks, Hugh Neece
1st Row (L-R): Harry Vosseller, Charles Stewart (Manager), Charles McFarland
Later, Monte McFarland was a member of the Chicago Cubs and Charles McFarland was a member of the St. Louis Cardinals.
In the season of 1896, the principal rival of this team was the Carrollton team. The last game of the season was the deciding one which would determine the championship. The White Hall Nationals won this game. As a reward, the Manager, Charles Stewart, had this photograph taken and entertained players at the Bob Wasson Restaurant. View full size.
The original envelope is labeled: Plate No.285, named Fanny & Hal, Seekonk (Mass.), July 7, 1886. Scanned from the original 8½ x 6½ inch glass negative. View full size.
Supermarket dairy case circa 1950. You'll get change back from your half-dollar if you purchase a dozen eggs. View full size.