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Fido is truly part of the family. View full size.
This is my dad as a toddler with Grandpa washing the car, probably around 1963 in Los Angeles. Scanned from a Kodak safety negative. View full size.
"Associated Press photo from New York -- Charles Miller* (left), Newark, N.J., and Robert Dodds, Montclair, N.J., make up a bed in their quarters after reporting for a year's duty in the first U.S. camp for conscientious objectors, opened May 15 (1941), at Patapsco State Park, near Elk Ridge, MD."
*Following his service at Patapsco, Dad was reassigned to the NRDC Research on Sound Control project at Harvard. -- Steve Miller
This is my great grandpa out camping. It looks like he's cooking up a steak on the Coleman stove. I don't know the location but I'd guess it's somewhere in the deserts of California. This was taken sometime in the '50s. View full size.
Scanned from a Kodak safety negative.
What do you do on a warm summer's day, when Mom has just had you cut the stalks for one of her mouth-puckering rhubarb pies? Simple, you make hats of the leaves. (Then you look simple, too.) Me and my brother, roughly 1956. (Wonder if that rake is still tines up in the garden behind us?) Kodachrome, Kodak Retina. View full size.
Another photo from my grandmother's photo album, dated 1927, not sure if these are relatives or just strangers that someone happened to take a photo of. View full size.
Soldiers of the 314th Field Artillery, Battery E, at Camp Lee, Virginia, 1918. The majority of the 314th FA came from West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio. My grandfather, Corporal Millard G. Fidler of Linn, West Virginia, is in the second row, kneeling down, third from the right. View full size.