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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CRUISE THE GREAT LAKES, c 1930s

A tall bike for a short kid, 1895

A tall bike for a short kid, 1895

This kid is named Jay Smiley and walking in the back is Jim Smiley. Jay and Jim must have been out for a bike ride in Shelby, Ohio, where the picture was taken. The year is around 1895. View full size.

Four Generations: 1902

Four Generations: 1902

From left to right is May Meek-age 65,Ann Keeler-47, John Kline- 6 months, and Mae Kline-19. This was taken in 1902 in Shelby, Ohio. That's four generations, and May Meek looks likes she's on the older end of 65. Mae Kline looks pretty hot...for a mom. I think May is a distant grandma. View full size.

Li'l Darlin's: 1955

Li'l Darlin's: 1955

Thanksgiving Day, 1955 My cousin's wife cuddles her baby, her father cuddles her doggie, Fifi, at our dining room table. Pumpkin pie remains on the plate show the meal's over, so no, Fifi was not a guest for dinner itself. I wonder how our own dog, Missie, felt about this interloper being allowed in the dining room when she was always restricted to the kitchen. Those were always my favorites of my mother's curtains, but photos show that by 1958 they'd been replaced with some boring ones. Kodachrome slide by my brother. View full size.

VW in germany 1961

VW in germany 1961

Agfa Isolette , Adox R17. View full size.

San Francisco Owl Drugs

San Francisco Owl Drugs

San Francisco Ave & Market St. View full size.

Pvts. Weaver, Matthew and Wharton - Camp Borden, July 1916

Pvts. Weaver, Matthew and Wharton - Camp Borden, July 1916

I found this photo at the St. Lawrence Antique Market in Toronto. It shows three members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Camp Borden. The names of the three soldiers have been written on the photo and the inscription on the back reads "Camp Borden, July 1916."

I've always been fascinated by the First World War, and this is probably my favourite photograph in my collection. With a little bit of digging, I discovered that the three soldiers are Private James Edward Weaver, Private Alfred Matthews, and Private Richard Wharton. They all hailed from Waterford, Ontario and the surrounding area and belonged to the 133rd Regiment (Norfolk's Own).

If anyone has any further information about these three and whether or not they survived the war, it would be greatly appreciated. I've grown rather fond of them! View full size.

Grandma with company 1968

Grandma with company 1968

Dated April 1968, my grandmother Grace with friend of hers and daughter. This was taken about a year or so before my grandfather retired and moved him and grandma to Arizona. View full size.

 
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