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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

American Garage: 1965

American Garage: 1965

American service station. Don't know where, but it's 1965. View full size.

Jarts!

Jarts!

Spring of 1969. Maybe one of my siblings can chime in on where this was. Jefferson Street in Rochester, Indiana. Kodachrome slide.

Summer of 69

Summer of 69

Yes, my backyard was a corn field. That was a heck of a lot of fun to play in. Rochester, Indiana. Kodachrome slide.

Don's Got Customers

Don's Got Customers

It's ladies night and business is brisk! Three generations of them, no less. It's around 1960, probably at Christmas, again in Crown Point, Indiana. This is from a squareish slide so I think it might be from some sort of medium format camera. Since I can't quite figure out how to get my scanner to change its format, you're missing the lower part of the bodies: one sitting on a bar stool, one kneeling on a bar stool, and one pregnant. View full size.

Crown Point Christmas 1971

Crown Point Christmas 1971

Aphrodite sets out the styrofoam cups. Kodachrome slide.

Uncle Don as Godfather

Uncle Don as Godfather

September 1957 on Adams Street in Gary, Indiana. Anscochrome slide.

Boating in the 50's

Boating in the 50's

Unknown subjects, apparently shot by my dad's brother on his boat, perhaps on Bass Lake, Indiana. Kodachrome slide. The hair in the upper right was not on the slide.

 
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