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Vintage photos of:
An "instant relative". She was photographed by a Wantage, Oxfordshire photographer named Tom Reveley. The back of the picture contains the information: "Williams Mill St." View full size.
My uncle apparently took this Kodachrome as part of a photography class or maybe his own independent study. I'm guessing early 50's. View full size.
My grandpa Frank on the left, sometime in the 60's. Halloween party or just been drinking too much, I don't know. Not sure either what he would think of me putting up this picture on the Internet. Note back in the days when beer came in tin cans and the Tareyton cigarettes reference (though it's reversed here).
My aunt Susan, around two years old. According to my dad when he was alive, their neighborhood is now Parking Lot C for LA International Airport, which I believe since their street address of 9025 Goebel Avenue does not show anywhere on Google Maps to exist (I confirmed this from their WW2 food ration books I have saved). Or the street was renamed? Can anyone ID the car in the background?? View full size.