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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

US Navy at St Peter's Rome 1957

US Navy at St Peter's Rome 1957

A short trip to Rome with an organized tour. Our US Navy ships were docked at Taranto Italy and a 300 mile train ride got us here. Front row, third from left is yours truly (urcunina). I have not been in contact with any of these guys until recently when the third from right contacted me and sent the picture. The only other one I can name is first row, far right. The average age here is about 23. Three not in uniform are officers, and one is in uniform with the SP armband. Shore Patrol. I imagine that there were many of these tours and photographs made over the years.

Anyone remember being there? View full size.

The Old Ball Game 2

The Old Ball Game 2

Another baseball team my grandpa played with during the 1940's. He is 2nd from left on the bottom row. The guy to his right is also in the other baseball team picture. View full size.

SP Group 1940's

SP Group 1940's

My grandmother's brother Francis Webb is 3rd from the right, middle row in this picture. They are wearing bands that say SP, not sure if this stood for Staff Police, but I am thinking it's some kind of military police group. View full size.

Garden in the Round: 1970

Garden in the Round: 1970

July 1970 Our house and part of our yard shot on Kodachrome with a fisheye attachment. Around this time most of my father's grapevines were suffering from the phylloxera blight, which explains the non-living state of the Thompson Seedless vine on the arbor. View full size.

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July!

I planned to hold off on uploading any more colorized images for about a week or two, but these ladies and Old Glory just seemed so right for color I couldn't resist. And now was the time to get them colorized and uploaded. View full size.

North Pole Colorado: 1956

North Pole Colorado: 1956

My father and his sister in 1956 at "North Pole Colorado -- Home of Santa's Workshop," at the foot of Pikes Peak. Dad was 6 and his sister 8. View full size.

Summertime Santa: 1956

Summertime Santa: 1956

My dad (6 years old) and his older sister in 1956 at "North Pole Colorado -- Home of Santa's Workshop" at the foot of Pike's Peak. Santa sure looks jolly. Full size.

 
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