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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Good Gulf Gas, phone 262

Good Gulf Gas, phone 262

Grand opening of my father's Gulf Gas station in Gulfport, Ms, circa 1955. The family's 2-door Ford station wagon to the right of the building would make two cross-country Mississippi to California trips in a few years before we finally settled in The Promised Land of southern California. The clown's outfit was covered with Gulf embroidered patches and he has poorly made-up. I was about 7 at this time. View full size.

Bored: 1965

Bored: 1965

My cousin Deanna, around 1965 or so, obviously bored, nothing to do. Yawn.... View full size.

Bottle Baby: 1965

Bottle Baby: 1965

Remember the baby in Apple of His Eye? Here she is again, seemingly about to ingest something not quite so healthy, this time courtesy her dad. Another one of my friend's family photos that I'm scanning for her, posted with her permission. Again a 126 Instamatic Kodachrome slide. View full size.

The Good Gulf Gas Man

The Good Gulf Gas Man

My father at the grand opening of his Gulf Gas station in Gulfport, Miss., circa 1955. You will notice that as a former U.S. Marine he has the thumb and forefinger of his right hand properly along the seam of his right trouser leg. View full size.

Amanda, circa 1930

Amanda, circa 1930

My mother's aunt Amanda. Most probably taken around 1930. View full size.

Bermuda Beer, 1929

Bermuda Beer, 1929

Grandfather visiting Bermuda in October 1929. No Prohibition in Bermuda, so openly drinking real beer was a treat. View full size.

New Orleans Police Band

New Orleans Police Band

New Orleans Police Department Band in front of the Carnegie branch library building Uptown at Napoleon Avenue & Magazine Street, late 1920s. Photo courtesy of Mr. Eugene Nunez. His father, officer Alcide Nunez, is in the front row, third from left. Alcide Nunez recorded extensively during his time up in New York City with the band The Louisiana Five back in 1919. View full size.

 
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