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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Secret Shopper: 1955

Secret Shopper: 1955

April 21, 1955. Using the self-timer on his new Lordox 35mm camera and a roll of high-speed Kodak Tri-X film, my brother photographed himself in what appears to be the canned soup and dog food section of the Rainbow Market, the exterior of which can be seen here. View full size.

Aunt Ella's Plymouth

Aunt Ella's Plymouth

1967. Grandpa Leonard Hermonson and his 1936 Plymouth. Originally it was my Great Aunt Ella's; she gave it to my grandfather when she could no longer drive. This picture was taken in Rockford, Illinois, by a photographer for The Labor News. The publication ran a short story about my Grandpa and the car. View full size.

Proud Driver

Proud Driver

Here's a picture of my grandpa, Leonard Hermonson, and one of his many cars. I'm thinking it's a Ford because of the oval on the radiator housing. From looking at the tag, he would have been around 25 when the picture was taken. I love cars. My dad says that I get the "gas in my veins" from my grandpa.

Snow Transport

Snow Transport

Here's my Grandpa Hermonson and his two dogs, Bob and Fido. The picture was taken on the Hermonson Farm in Poplar Grove, Illinois circa 1909.

Fountain Drinks: 1950

Fountain Drinks: 1950

A New Jersey lunch counter and soda fountain circa 1950. View full size.

Downhill Racer: 1968

Downhill Racer: 1968

Diamond Bar, California, July 1968. My niece Mary having a good time, apparently. Neighbor has a nice early-60s Ford pickup. I shot this on 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

1948 Hudson Again

1948 Hudson Again

Another view of our 1948 Hudson Super Six, first seen here. Now it's parked in front of our summer place in Guernewood Park, California. Presumably this is where we were headed in the previous shot. Once again, a 2-1/4 square Ektachrome transparency. View full size.

 
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