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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Best Buds: 1953

Best Buds: 1953

Daddy (right) and his best friend, Bob Haack. This pic was taken in October 1953 at a photo booth in Woolworth's in Milwaukee. My dad was 16 and joining the Army soon. I love how the double exposure makes it look like they both have two cigs in their mouth - double the pleasure! View full size.

So In Style

So In Style

My grandma Elsa Poeschl (nee Wetzel, not married yet) at age 18 in 1929 in Milwaukee. She was always the stylish one. View full size.

Riding the Log

Riding the Log

This is from an old scratched up negative, but I think it's beautiful. This photo was taken right about 1927, and my husband insists that it was taken by the man on the log, his grandfather Tom Boothby. View full size.

Newlyweds on the farm

Newlyweds on the farm

Tom and Winnie when they were young. Photo dates from about 1920. View full size.

Solo in A Flat

Solo in A Flat

Grandpa Tom Boothby loved his cars. I guess back then they didn't have AAA. View full size.

The Hat

The Hat

Grandpa Tom Boothby seems to have a lot of photos of himself and his wife Winnie. She had a propensity for odd hats. View full size.

Jekyll and Hyde 101

Jekyll and Hyde 101

Unfortunately I have no idea where or when this was taken. Because of the resolution the only information I could get from the calendar was that the 1st was on a Thursday and the 31st was on a Saturday. Scanned from a dirty and fragile original 5x7 print. View full size.

 
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