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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • HANKO SEA SPA: 1946

The Proposal?

The Proposal?

Another one of my Instant Relatives photos. I call this one "The Proposal" as that was my first thought when I saw this pic. From the style of her bathing suit & cap and his haircut, it's likely that this was taken in the teen's or early 1920's.

Another bit of Winter Fun

Another bit of Winter Fun

Another shot from Great-Grandfather's slides. I remember the year I got a sled for Christmas and the photoshoot in the front yard that followed. I wonder if this is the case here? View full size.

Precipice

Precipice

This somewhat enigmatic photograph dates from about 1920 and is part of a larger collection found here. Scanned from the original 4"x3" negative. Part of the John B. Trevor collection. View full size.

Jingle Belles: 1952

Jingle Belles: 1952

Oak Park, Illinois, 1952. My grandmother (left), mother (center), and aunts. One of my cousins is leaning against the wall, her feet visible in the lower center of the photo. The occasion was probably a holiday, as the ladies are wearing their Sunday best, and that huge cooking pot had to have held a turkey. My mom, the only adult in the photo who's still with us, thinks it may have been Christmas. 35mm slide. View full size.

Christmas on the Homefront - 1917

Christmas on the Homefront - 1917

Scanned from the original 2.5 x 3.5 inch negative. View full size.

Christmas Story: 1953

Christmas Story: 1953

Christmas 1953. Oak Park, Illinois. My cousin Tom experiencing the thrill of his first Lionel electric train. My Uncle Bill is manning the transformer, and my dad, who was a real-life railroad engineer, is on the right. 35mm slide. View full size.

¿what car is?

¿what car is?

my great-uncle in his car in 1927 (Spain)

 
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