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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • WPA FIELD DAY, 1939

Mom at age 5

Mom at age 5

My mother-in-law at age 5 (according to writing on the back of the photo) in Rockland Maine, 1954. I figured I would get my wife's relatives photos scanned instead of all my family. View full size.

Time for booze

Time for booze

From a collection of mostly blurry pictures set I think set at Lake Mead, or up behind Davis Dam in Arizona with friends of my grandparents boating. At first seeing this picture I thought it was my dad, except he was a complete non-drinker, looks too young to be my grandpa by this time (late 1960's)so I'm assuming it's one of their friends. Anyway everyone knows booze and boating go hand in hand. View full size.

Diamond Alkali: 1950ish

Diamond Alkali: 1950ish

Every photo needs a caption, please. View full size.

I Am the Egg Boy: 1950s

I Am the Egg Boy: 1950s

My cousin Stephen hunting Easter eggs at our grandmother's house in Anderson, Indiana. Probably the mid-1950s. Scanned from a 35mm Kodachrome transparency likely taken by our Aunt Lee. View full size.

You're Invited: 1930

You're Invited: 1930

From an old family scrapbook: "Come to our picnic and egg hunt at Bull Creek bridge Thursday April 17 1930 at 10 oclock." Inola, Oklahoma. View full size.

Rootstown High: 1930

Rootstown High: 1930

A friend found this at a thrift shop. On the back someone wrote "Harry's football team, High School, Rootstown, Ohio." I can't help but notice the size of the football and lack of helmets. I wonder if this was before helmets. View full size.

And Now the Adults

And Now the Adults

From the same spot with the group of kids, now the adults. Included in the cast are my grandparents, one of my great aunts, a great uncle, my great-grandparents, and a couple others I don't recognize. Taken around 1946. View full size.

 
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