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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

1930 - Hay Machine

1930 - Hay Machine

Frank Phillips driving a hay machine in 1930. The photo is likely taken at the Carver Ranch near Alliance, Nebraska. The body of water in the background may be Wolf Lake.

Cocky Steward

Cocky Steward

Circa 1930; S.S. Lurline

Mae With Guitar

Mae With Guitar

This is Mae, the grandmother I never met. Taken near New Baltimore, Ohio.

1920s - George Phillips and friends

1920s - George Phillips and friends

Lurtie Jay, George Phillips, and Ernest Ireton standing in front of a sod house. The license plate appears to read 1929 but the photo is dated 1927 on the reverse. The group was likely in the Alliance area of Cherry County, Nebraska.

Grandpa and his trick horse Pepper

Grandpa and his trick horse Pepper

(No caption provided.)

Antietam, MD October 1862

Antietam, MD October 1862

Photograph from the main eastern theater of the war, Battle of Antietam, September-October 1862. 1. Col. Delos B. Sacket, I.G. 2. Capt. George Monteith. 3. Lt. Col. Nelson B. Sweitzer. 4. Gen. George W. Morell. 5. Col. Alexander S. Webb, Chief of Staff, 5th Corps. 6. Gen. George B. McClellan. 7. Scout Adams. 8. Dr. Jonathan Letterman, Army Medical Director. 9. Unknown. 10. President Lincoln. 11. Gen. Henry J. Hunt. 12. Gen. Fitz-John Porter. 13. Unknown. 14. Col. Frederick T. Locke, A.A.G. 15. Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys. 16. Capt. George Armstrong Custer.
[There is someone inside the tent.]

I cleaned the image up a bit and added the legend.

The original is here: http://tinyurl.com/5xzb5p

Farm Children, 1915

Farm Children, 1915

Catharine Carofalo, and her cousins Anna and Carl Schwendt, in a field of daisies at Maple Trees Farm in Skippack, Pennsylvania.

 
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