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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • DON'T GUM UP A BOOK, 1930s

Anatole and Natalia Filipoff

Anatole and Natalia Filipoff

My mom's parents Anatole and Natalia Filipoff, Niteroi Brazil, sometime in the early 1960's. Originally from Russia around Rostov-on-Don, they emigrated to Brazil in 1949. When the kids all were old enough grandma kicked them out to emigrate to the US. My mother and her sister in the early 60's, her brother in the late 1970's. My grandfather passed away in Niteroi in 1994, after that my grandmother moved to the US. She became a citizen in 2005, died earlier this year in January.

Ankara, Turkey

Ankara, Turkey

Another photo taken in Turkey 1963 when my dad was stationed there. I am thinking the billboard has to do with the 40th Annivesary of the founding of the modern country related to my previous posting. Though it seems like only men are allowed to mill around town. View full size.

School Rules

School Rules

Kids today think they have it difficult. How would they react to rules such as these? This is a copy of my actual school rules as I started high school in 1959. View full size.

Gramma and Grampa: 1948

Gramma and Grampa: 1948

I've always been really fond of this picture. It was taken on the day of my grandparents' wedding in 1948. My grandmother was 21 at the time and my grandfather was 22. View full size.

Alva Paul LeMay

Alva Paul LeMay

This is a picture of my grandfather Alva Paul LeMay (tall man left of the window) and Chester Duffield (to his left). As the story goes Chester befriended my grandfather, taught him to read and write and got him on at the railroad. Unknown location. View full size.

J.W Gleaves, Korean War Ambulance driver

J.W Gleaves, Korean War Ambulance driver

This is one of my cousins who drove an ambulance in the Korean War. His name is J.W. Gleaves. That is all I know. View full size.

Your author mhallack: 1968

Your author mhallack: 1968

Me back in 1968, about 18 months old or so, probably at my aunts house again. Apparently i was quite a drooler, but probably didn't know better. View full size.

 
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