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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Granddaddy, Mustang, Foy

Granddaddy, Mustang, Foy

Me, Granddaddy and my first Mustang. Fort Walton Beach, Florida 1967 or 68.

Foy was a mama's boy.

Foy was a mama's boy.

Me and mama at my grandmother's house which was right next door to Granddaddy's house in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. I called him Granddaddy because Mama called him Daddy. He was actually my great-grandfather, grandmother's father. (whew)

Fort Walton Beach

Fort Walton Beach

At my grandfather's house playing with my '66 Mustang and my C-2 'Vette in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

More Foy in black and white

More Foy in black and white

Christmas 1961 Folkston, Georgia

Foy in black and white

Foy in black and white

Christmas 1961. Folkston, Georgia.

In the Land of the Giants

In the Land of the Giants

I don't remember me and my folks accidentally stumbling through a reducing ray in July 1960, so this must be our visit to Huntington Gardens in San Marino, California.

My brother's 35mm Ektachrome slide. View full size.

High School Party 1955

High School Party 1955

Cast party at a local drive-in after my brother's high school senior class play, 1955. Root beer floats and cigs. 35mm Ektachrome slide.

 
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