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Vintage photos of:
Supermarket dairy case circa 1950. You'll get change back from your half-dollar if you purchase a dozen eggs. View full size.
White Hall, Illinois. Front Row: Mrs. Zeno Stocks, Mrs. Mark Lowenstein; Back Row: Mrs. E.B. Smith, Mrs. Charles Giller. View full size.
The Hartwell levee on the Illinois River broke on April 23, 1922. In this photo, water can be seen creeping towards town out in the distance. View full size.
My grandfather at the Acropolis in Athens sometime between late '44 and late '45. There's no note on the back of this print but he's clearly just being a tourist. View full size.
Here's my grandfather again, at the Pyramids in Egypt in 1944 or 45. He's the tallest guy, just to the right of center. I don't know who the other people are or what's going on, sadly. View full size.