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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Free Wheelin' '73

Free Wheelin' '73

My uncle ready to travel the country. He did that often on that bike of his. Kodachrome slide.

Shiny!

Shiny!

My uncle's new lawn tractor. 1965 Kodachrome.

That's 12 Small Steps for Man and Wife..

That's 12 Small Steps for Man and Wife..

"Put down that camera and help me lift your ma off the dang steps!" View full size.

Now Arriving from New York City

Now Arriving from New York City

My Grandma and Grandpa arriving in Chicago, maybe? Late 40's Kodachrome. View full size.

Sea World '61

Sea World '61

Nice shot, Dad!

Luckiest Man in the World

Luckiest Man in the World

Just look at her, wouldja? 1963 in Gary, Indiana. View full size.

Man With Owl

Man With Owl

This wise old dead creature hit Dad's windshield one night on Indiana State Road 25 from Logansport to Rochester. I believe he gave it to a taxidermy hobbyist. 1964, Kodachrome slide.

 
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