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Here's a snap of my brother and my mom early in 1966. Check out the Batman t-shirt my brother's wearing (I believe the television show had just begun); his horn-rimmed glasses; my mom's mini-bouffant, and the butterfly chairs. To sum it all up, the whole pic really says "mid-1960s" to me. I hadn't been born yet, but I recall those chairs much later on, and my mother dyeing the faded covers in a vat of Rit. View full size.
This is Scanned from the original print. On the back is written "Rt.66- Our special pit stop". View full size.
This is another original negative of the same truck, this time with two goats on it. View full size.
This is scanned from the original negative and may be a pro shot. It looks like somebody had a tripod and a lot of patience. View full size.
My sister (at right) and her guests for her third birthday party, arrayed across the terrazzo front steps of their apartment on Ramona Ave. in San Francisco, 1937. View full size.
Map showing location of Capital Gasoline Station, First and Maryland Southwest. (U.S. Capitol building in lower right.)