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Vintage photos of:
The legendary Ju-87 Stuka dive bomber. Scanned from the original German 35mm Agfa negative. View full size.
Column of Panzer 68 tanks near Bern, Switzerland, in 1978. View full size.
Possibly a Prussian Army picture, taken in the 1870s.
My great-great grandfather (Wilhelm), front row, second from left, in the white trousers. He was born in Posen, Prussia (now Poznan, Poland) in 1859, immigrated to the United States in the early 1880s and purchased a farm in Michigan. View full size.
John Wedmark's photo studio in Wadena, Saskatchewan, about 1914. View full size.
On close inspection, I see a McKinley political sign. So would that be just before the turn of the century? View full size.
...it's DeSoto! Specifically, a 1957 DeSoto. "This baby can flick its tail at anything on the road!" In this case, the Mar Monte Hotel in Santa Barbara in 1958. Detail from my brother-in-law's Anscochrome slide. Not his car, though. Full size.
Guernewood Park, California 1952. My sister hanging from a limb of the big cherry tree in the front yard of our summer place. Over on the left, I'm obviously getting ideas, which I still had two years later when she took this picture.