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I don't know whom these people are or where they're going. I am thinking most of them look quite young, it could be a high school senior trip, college trip, or could be church youth group trip. The few older folks could be chaperons. This looks to be the late 1920's or early 1930's. I found this picture at a local thrift store, that is all I know. View full size.
Myself on the left and my friend George on the right taken in 1950 at a place called Oliver Lake near Thunder Bay, Ontario, formerly Fort William. My parents rented this old cottage for about 5 years in a row way back then, and this old photo drums up a plethora of memories. View full size.
This is my great grandfather and my grandpa as a child practicing their boxing skills. I think this is sometime after WWII. I love the wide-screen film format. Scanned from an 11 X 7.5 CM negative. It doesn't say what brand. View full size.
Charles Collis Markley Jr., in the 1930s before he died in 1938. Anyone know where this is? It may be outside Atlantic City, N.J. View full size.
Well dressed and hanging out at the ocean, possibly around Malibu, 1930's. From my grandmother's collection. View full size.
Not sure of the date of this picture but probably in the 1930s when my father was in engineering. View full size.
My father played the sousaphone in this picture but he played several instruments. I used to curl up inside this horn and toot. I must have driven my parents nuts. View full size.