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A Sunday morning circa 1964. I would fetch the Sunday paper so my father could read me the funnies. "Peanuts" and "Dennis the Menace" were my favorites. It is probably winter -- my "footy" pajamas would have been necessary in East Texas only in the coldest months. The house was built in 1957. Note the casement window crank and the Danish Modern headboard. I wish I still had my dad's Eames recliner and some of my mother's "mod" furniture. Polaroid scan. View full size.
My great grandparents at the beach (my grandmother on my dad's side parents) I'm thinking sometime in the 1940's, not sure which beach (other than it's in Los Angeles County) They are the happy couple holding hands. I don't know who the other man is. View full size.
It's a fine morning at the White House with my mom and sister posed for the shot in this Kodachrome slide from 1965. View full size.
1965 Kodachrome of JFK's gravesite. I think this is a triple exposure. I count three fences. A nice companion piece to the one Dad took earlier in the decade in Miami.
Photos are original and glued to newspaper layout with original illustrations drawn directly on the board. Image features a Mr. and Mrs C. J. Franklin and their cars. They appear to have taken a famous trip from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington in 1907. Bottom image is from 1915 or later. View full size.
Taken by the firm of Webster & Stevens in Seattle, in the very early 1900s. The car is covered in mud and is stocked with supplies. Unsure of meaning but could probably be a cross country race. Webster and Stevens are well known photographers of historical Seattle images. They were the official photographers for the Seattle Times from 1903 to 1946. View full size.