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[REV 25-NOV-2014]

 
 
 
NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Joyce Long Brock, 1931

Joyce  Long Brock, 1931

This is a photo of my mother probably in Waycross, Ga. around 1931 when she was 3 years old. Her father was a newspaper printer and textile worker and they lived in North Carolina, Georgia, and finally Ware Shoals, South Carolina.

Long family girls and friends

Long family girls and friends

The Long family of Ware Shoals, South Carolina and their friends. View full size.

Robert Truman Brock

Robert Truman Brock

Robert Truman Brock Abbeville County, South Carolina around 1956

Ansel Brock Jr.

Ansel Brock Jr.

Ansel Brock Jr. of Abbeville County, S.C., Korean War. View full size.

Cashtown Gun Club: 1899

Cashtown Gun Club: 1899

Cashtown Gun Club, Adams County, Pa., 1899. If you look closely at the old gent in the lower left, he's obviously the camp cook. He's holding a pot with a towel which is probably hot coffee. The man to his left must be his helper and he's holding something that appears to be a flask. A good time was had by all.

The caption at the bottom reads: "Cashtown Gun Club in Camp on South Mountain Nov. 28, 1899" South Mountain is actually in Maryland, but not far away.

Cashtown is near Gettysburg and both Union and Confederate troop road through town and stayed at the Inn there which is still open to the public. I've tried to identify the men in the photograph but have had no success. Input welcome.

New York World's Fair: '64 or '65

New York World's Fair: '64 or '65

This is a picture of my mom and her brother at the New York World's Fair. I guess my grandma wanted to get the at much as she could in the photo so my mom and uncle are really far away, but you can see my mom's pretty plaid dress. My grandpa worked for the airlines in Miami, Fla., the now defunct Eastern Airlines. So they were able to get cheap tickets up to New York. When talking about the Fair my mom always mentions seeing the talking Abraham Lincoln robot. View full size.

Miss Eleanor Tierney

Miss Eleanor Tierney

When this pretty lady appeared on Shorpy last year I thought the photo would be a good subject for colorizing. I worked on this during December, really for my own amusement, but with the recent spate of colorized Shorpy images I thought it might be interesting to compare.
I used Adobe Illustrator CS3, NOT your traditional photo-manipulation program, and was aiming for the classic hand-tinted postcard effect, not hyper-realism. View full size.

 
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