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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Hillview, Illinois: 1922

Hillview, Illinois: 1922

The Hartwell levee on the Illinois River broke on April 23, 1922. In this photo, water can be seen creeping towards town out in the distance. View full size.

Railroaders (Early 1900s)

Railroaders (Early 1900s)

L-R: Pat Smith, Wes Frame Foreman, Lou Saddler, Lynn C. Smith (in window). White Hall, Illinois.

Grandfather at the Acropolis

Grandfather at the Acropolis

My grandfather at the Acropolis in Athens sometime between late '44 and late '45. There's no note on the back of this print but he's clearly just being a tourist. View full size.

Grandfather and the Sphinx

Grandfather and the Sphinx

Here's my grandfather again, at the Pyramids in Egypt in 1944 or 45. He's the tallest guy, just to the right of center. I don't know who the other people are or what's going on, sadly. View full size.

Granddad at the Pyramids II

Granddad at the Pyramids II

Here's my grandfather again at the Pyramids in Egypt sometime between late '44 and late '45 . There's no note on this print but he's clearly just being a tourist. View full size.

Grandpa at the Pyramids

Grandpa at the Pyramids

This is part of my ongoing quest to scan all the family photos that have come into my possession over the past few years. The interesting ones, at least. Here's my grandfather again, this time at the Pyramids in Egypt between late 1944 and late 1945. There's no note on the back of this print but he's clearly just being a tourist. View full size.

The Century Ahead: 1921

The Century Ahead: 1921

1921. The Trevor family's trip through the western United States. From the John B. Trevor collection. More here. View full size.

 
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