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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE YANGTZE GORGES, c. 1930

Cabin in the woods

Cabin in the woods

My grandfather and his brother outside the cabin they built near Louisville, Kansas in 1903.

Whatever Works

Whatever Works

"Daily auto service from Westmoreland to Blaine, Kansas." Circa 1914.

Cold Camp: 1967

Cold Camp: 1967

July 1967, Kings Canyon National Park, California. My mother, brother and father around the campfire, photographed in Kodachrome by the light of a Coleman lantern. Bonus: antique enameled coffeepot. View full size.

Happy Birthday to Me: 1955

Happy Birthday to Me: 1955

August 15, 1955. My ninth birthday. In answer to my request, we had turkey with all the trimmings. I'm pretending to carve. The camera this was taken with was probably a birthday present, thereby starting me on my road to photographic immortality. Poetic justice that the shot's out of focus. Gobble gobble.

Class of '47

Class of '47

I don't know who they are, what school this is, or what grade they're in. Graduating from elementary school, maybe? View full size.

Two Horsepower

Two Horsepower

Makeshift transportation in western Nebraska around 1933. View full size.

The Newlyweds

The Newlyweds

My parents, Charles and Harriet (Tyler) Miller on their wedding day, June 11, 1946. Cambridge, MA. Spiffy suit, Dad! Update: Found and posted the original Kodachrome slide - apparently Kodachrome prints were not as stable.

 
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