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Vintage photos of:
An ancestor's farmhouse under construction circa 1900 (note front steps missing). Built with site-molded concrete blocks that simulate rough -faced stone, the house was destroyed by a tornado circa 1970. The concrete blocks were reused to build a barn that still stands. View full size.
Found photo dated July 1964. View full size.
June 3, 1938. Both my dad and uncle are among the students of this "whole school picture" from their rural one room schoolhouse, found in what is now Bruce County, Ontario. The identifying slate was certainly an aid to dating it! View full size
I bought this in a thrift shop for $8. As soon as I saw this woman, I couldn't take my eyes off of her. Her portrait is large and very fragile (brittle). She's most likely from Missouri. The detail on her lace collar is chalky white and was drawn on her portrait. Other than "2030 Oak" written on the back, no other identifying info exists. View full size.
This is where the caption would go. View full size.
I believe this was taken in Ankara, my father was stationed in Turkey during his tenure in the army. On the back it says "Public building decorated for the 40th year since the revolution." Picture of Mustafa Ataturk. I'm hoping I can find more of my dad's pictures from Turkey. View full size.