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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • EGYPT FOR WINTER SUNSHINE, 1937

Seattle Race Car

Seattle Race Car

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.

Gettysburg, PA 1910

Gettysburg, PA 1910

The photographers wagon can be seen in the distance on the left just above the heads of the people. The license plate on the car says Ohio 1910, but the location is the Gettysburg Battlefield. The obelisk is the monument to the United States Regulars. View full size.

Chas Metzger's Garage

Chas Metzger's Garage

After careful study, I noticed that the clock on the wall has a hand for the day of the month. There is also a calendar on the wall set to April, but the year is unreadable. With a little bit of deducing, I was able to determine that this picture was taken on April 27, 1927 at 2pm (or 2am). It is also possible that the calender is old and the clock isn't running but I like my theory better. View full size.

Cadillac c.1907

Cadillac c.1907

Cadillac circa 1907. Occupants and location unknown. View full size.

But Moses Invests

But Moses Invests

Another Shorpian instant relative from the same southern Indiana shop, and another dollar misspent. Can I get an amen? Only ID on the photo is "Scarbrough."

Maw & Paw at the Cabin

Maw & Paw at the Cabin

Another picture of some Shorpian instant relatives. Found in a southern Indiana junk, er, "antique mall," the only identification is "Mr & Mrs Davers," as near I can make out. Well worth the dollar, huh? View full size.

Kids' Table: 1966

Kids' Table: 1966

The kids' table in my mother's newly remodeled kitchen in Mount Airy, North Carolina. I'm the girl on the right. It's either Thanksgiving or Christmas 1966. Kitchen is still the same except the oven door was replaced with a white one sometime in the 1980s. Kodachrome slide. View full size.

 
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