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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Nashville Now

Nashville Now

Finally a historic photo from my city on Nashville! I went down to the corner of Third and Church and tried to take a new (digital) photo from the same spot as the one seen in George Christopher: 1910. This was the best match of the four corners. Nothing seems to remain from the 1910 shot. I based the location on info from the Warren Brothers website given below.

LBJ on LSD: 1967

LBJ on LSD: 1967

May 1967. I liked to see what weird effects I could get fooling around with the controls of our color TV. If you turned the horizontal hold just to the point where it was about to lose it, you'd get something like this. If the President of the United States happened to be on, that is.

Mission to the Cars: 1958

Mission to the Cars: 1958

August 1958, California's Mission Santa Barbara with a small but interesting selection of cars, including a speeding Rambler wagon; above it in the distance a very nice two-tone Buick; next a spiffied-up yellow coupe, '47 Chevy is my guess; classic '56 Chevy in aqua and white, then a couple of Oldsmobiles, '54 and two-tone '56. Blurry but identifiable at right, a partially-obscured '57 Chevy and a '58 Plymouth. My brother's Ektachrome slide. View full size.

7th & O Sts. NW

7th & O Sts. NW

My great-grandfather's Bakery & Cafe on 7th & O Sts. NW, Washington, DC. He's in the back, on the right. This was taken ca. 1920. View full size.

Love Car

Love Car

Rear end of the blue apple of my uncle's eye. View full size.

Car Love

Car Love

Don't know much about horseless carriages to know the make of the subject of this Kodachrome. View full size.

Mother, Stone Faced

Mother, Stone Faced

My uncle went on a road trip with his mother sometime in the '50s. Kodachromes always follow. View full size.

 
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