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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

This Is Stereorama: 1964

This Is Stereorama: 1964

How do I even begin to explain why I did this? It was 1964; I was 18; I was big on photography; I was big on my record collection; I had a daylight photoflood bulb. At the time, it seemed like a no-brainer. Wards brand 35mm slide. View full size.

The Fleet's Out!

The Fleet's Out!

Dad took this while in the Navy touring the Mediterranean during the Korean War, 1951. He'd use his Kodak Bantam and just mail the undeveloped film home to Indiana. Kodachrome slide.

It Is Raining!

It Is Raining!

Novelty Kodachrome, Copyright 1948, Magic Lantern Co.

Presenting...

Presenting...

Audience members must have been impressed with such an introduction. Kodachrome from the Magic Lantern Co., 1948.

Grandma In Her Kitchen

Grandma In Her Kitchen

Early 50's, Valparaiso, Indiana, Kodachrome. View full size.

Grandma in Her Finest

Grandma in Her Finest

Valparaiso, Indiana. Early 50's, perhaps. Kodachrome.

Stylish in the 19th century

Stylish in the 19th century

My great-grandmother Pietertje Thedinga, picture taken at the end of the 19th century in Haarlem, The Netherlands, by Berend Zweers it seems. She was a seamstress and a very pretty girl indeed. She lived to be 96 and passed away when I was 11.

 
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