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Vintage photos of:
My mother doing the dishes (with earrings and a piece of candy) in the knotty pine kitchen of our Guernewood Park, California summer place in June 1963. Note the items then regarded as fit only for vacation home use but now either antiques or retro: genuine cracked ice pattern Formica and chrome table with matching chairs; set of floral pattern tumblers (can't remember if they were glass or plastic); ceramic teapot wall pocket; incredibly neat ceramic 8-day clock. In the window: large ceramic squash-shaped shaker and a carnival ware tumbler. Not shown: the dirty look she gave me after hearing me snap off this Kodachrome slide.
An unknown Canadian soccer Team. Scanned from an 8x10 black and white print. View full size.
The staff of a "summer restaurant" somewhere in Southern Ontario. 8x10 black and white print. View full size.
Not much known - inherited from an Uncle who lived in New Orleans. Original image. View full size.
A tiny memento (only 1½ inches tall) of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. I hope he had a good time. View full size.
Famous NY-Paris 1908 race driver Montague Roberts (left) with brother Mortimer Roberts, who was a race car driver as well. Here they are in their racecar known as "The Donkey." View full size.
Mystifying chalkwork preserved for the ages on a tiny snapshot. Can someone decipher it? View full size.