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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Sister of Charles Gallienne, Liverpool, turn of the century

Sister of Charles Gallienne, Liverpool, turn of the century

One of the sisters of Charles Gallienne by photographer Chas. Pettingell of 180 London Road, Liverpool.
The front and back of the photo has a logo with the inscription 'Patronized by H.R. H. The Prince of Wales.

Catoosa River: 1903

Catoosa River: 1903

Gaylesville, Alabama Bridge. Steel contractor Charles Matthew Gallienne. The Great-Grandfather of my wife.

Photo booth

Photo booth

My Pa and his army buddies in a photo booth

Army guy reading

Army guy reading

Pa in Germany

Pa in Germany

Goofing off

Goofing off

Yeah, so they definitely are smoking in front of the explosives truck...

Pa in Germany

Pa in Germany
 
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