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Vintage photos of:
About 1910 Simeon Felix Long, Carrie Ellie Long, Harold Long, Sadye Long Smith, Ruth Long Schumpert, Leola Long, Heber Otis Long (11 years old), Karl Long. These are some of the Long and Smith families near Lexington, SC. My grandfather is the youngest boy, Heber Otis Long, who was born in 1899 and died in 1994. He married Flora Ellen Smith and had a son James Long, daughters Anne Blackwell, Betty LaGrone and Joyce Brock. Heber Otis worked for print shops and had his own printing business and finished his career as a linotype operator at the Greenville News in Greenville, SC. in the late 60's.
Robert Truman Brock near Antreville, SC around 1952. View full size.
Nice photo from out west, wondering if anyone can identify the car. I don't know who the man is. View full size.
My dad in 1924 going to play a game of golf. Taken in Miami Beach, but where I'm not sure. View full size.
"The Whole Tillery Family," date unknown. "Daddy" written in pencil. 4x6 print of some of my distant relatives. The family name of Tillery is unknown to me. I was born and still located in Knoxville, as is the studio where the image was taken. View full size.
March 1965. My father engaged in the activity that occupied his evening hours every single day: reading the papers. In our case, these were two: the local Marin County daily, the Independent-Journal, and whatever San Francisco afternoon one that happened to be in business, here the Examiner. He was 63, a year before his retirement, when I shot this Kodachrome by available light. View full size.