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Vintage photos of:
Rear end of the blue apple of my uncle's eye. View full size.
Don't know much about horseless carriages to know the make of the subject of this Kodachrome. View full size.
My uncle went on a road trip with his mother sometime in the '50s. Kodachromes always follow. View full size.
The business end of that Cadillac. View full size.
Another proud Kodachrome by my uncle. View full size.
A rare photo of me actually wielding a camera, in this case my Retinette, in 1967 atop a hill overlooking San Rafael, Calif., with the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge in the background. I'm not really aiming at my brother here, but at my friend while he was taking this 126 Kodachrome slide. I wasn't quick enough, and didn't get the shot. View full size.
Marin Art & Garden Fair in Ross, California, July 1964. Little did I realize when I snapped this Kodachrome slide that I'd be documenting an era in women's fashion accessories. View full size.