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I'm really looking for some help with this one. The caption that was one the original photo says "American Carrier, 1950." The trouble is that it's not an American carrier at all, if for no other reason than the fact that there's a White Ensign flying on the fantail (there are other indicators as well). The photo was one of a series that was taken near Victoria B.C. and the most obvious guess - that this is the Canadian carrier HMCS Magnificent - is also a wrong guess since Magnificent was based out of Halifax on the east coast. Clearly then this was a British carrier, possibly on the way to Korea, but what ship?
Taken mid 1940's, maybe a war's over party? My grandpa Frank on the far right next to the lamp, my grandma Grace 2nd from the left in the front row. View full size.
I honestly am not sure what is going on in the picture. My grandpa Frank is the one standing in front of the office door. It seems like a posed picture too, but what the man on the left is showing, I don't know. But it seems like everyone is having fun. Taken around the mid 1940's. View full size.
Oops, car trouble. I don't think it ruined the vacation much since there are so many other pictures of the Yosemite vacation. Doing a little bit of research, it's a Mercury, likely a 1939. CORRECTION: It is a Ford, was correct originally. View full size.
This is from a group of photos of my dad's family during a road trip to Yosemite National Park. Judging from other pictures with my dad as a kid in them, I'm thinking this was around 1946. (Sadly he is not around anymore) I wish that old Ford was still around, though not likely as he traded in cars every few years.
Daddy (right) and his best friend, Bob Haack. This pic was taken in October 1953 at a photo booth in Woolworth's in Milwaukee. My dad was 16 and joining the Army soon. I love how the double exposure makes it look like they both have two cigs in their mouth - double the pleasure! View full size.