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

Esther & Gene: July 1940

Esther & Gene: July 1940

July 1940. My paternal grandparents, Esther & Eugene (Gene) Hughes, in Silver Lake, Wisconsin, two months before they were married. Just love Grandma's nautical attire.

Elsa & Joe: 1931

Elsa & Joe: 1931

My maternal grandparents, Elsa & Joe Poeschl, in Milwaukee in 1931. They had only been married a couple of months when this was taken. Even in her 90's, Grandma could describe in great detail the dress she was wearing here. I think she loved that dress almost as much as she loved Grandpa.

Through the Looking-Glass

Through the Looking-Glass

Self-portrait circa 1910. The only thing out of focus is the photographer. Does anyone know what kind of camera he's using? Scanned from the original 5x4 inch glass negative. View full size.

Soldiers and Nurses

Soldiers and Nurses

The place and provenance of this photo are unknown to me. Scanned from a large print. Perhaps someone can identify the uniforms? View full size.

Kansas sodhouse

Kansas sodhouse

Seeing that someone had just done it reminded me of this very old print I bought 10 years ago at an antique shop in Oberlin, Kansas. These pictures of immigrants posing in front of their sodhouses have a particular appeal for me. This one had even more because I bought it, I guess, just some miles away from where this house had stood. I have seen many of them, and I still think this is one of the best. View full size.

Oxford-Boynton House 1940's

Oxford-Boynton House 1940's

Oxford-Boynton House on Meriwether Street in Griffin, Ga. This is my house, picture was taken in the 1940's. The house was built between 1915 and 1919. View full size.

Daddy in Paris: 1956

Daddy in Paris: 1956

My dad on top of the Eiffel Tower when he was 19 and in the Army. Dec 31, 1956.

 
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