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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Put Up or Shut Up: 1956

Put Up or Shut Up: 1956

Looks like I've got at least a pair of kings, so I'm pretty happy. Can't quite read my future brother-in-law's expression. He's either wary, amused, or maybe he's just glad that I've grown out of the kick-sister's-boyfriends-in-the-shins phase and now just challenge them to a friendly game of five card draw.

I always liked to have a glass with a finger or two of Pepsi on the table; looked sorta like it could be whiskey and we were in a saloon in a western movie. 2-1/4 square Kodacolor negative.

Offense: Escape From The London Stockade

Offense: Escape From The London Stockade

Burglary, 2nd Degree

Burglary, 2nd Degree

In 1912, second degree burglary got you 3 years.

Inuit Family Portrait

Inuit Family Portrait

Notice that the snow goes all the way up toward the top of the window or door frame in the background.

Hurry Up and Take The Picture!

Hurry Up and Take The Picture!

Awww. C'mon! That puppy's yawning! And that one's falling off the box! How can you not go 'awww'? Here--download this photo and use it as your desktop wallpaper at the office--it's a much cooler version of that "puppies-in-a-basket" wallpaper that came with your computer.

Homemade Icecream

Homemade Icecream

July 1955 - Cordova, Alabama. My grandmother, Bessie Johnson, makes homemade ice cream for the kids. That's my dad, Sam Johnson, grinning from ear to ear standing on the chair in the background. That's uncle Gene in the front and Aunt Betty on the far left.

tterrace Then and Now

tterrace Then and Now

1955 and 2002 (OK, so it's not quite "now"). A gag shot my brother and I arranged with an empty beer can found nearby, and a reenactment shot by my sister 47 years later. The building is the shell of the c. 1894 Limerick Inn in Larkspur, California. View full size.

 
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