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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

63 Stagg Street

63 Stagg Street

63 Stagg Street, Brooklyn, April of 1929. If anyone has a photo of the current stoop I'd love to see it.

"I joined the Army to ride a jeep"

"I joined the Army to ride a jeep"

Rose Rubin enlisted in the Army, March 1944. Stationed at Pratt Army Base Photo Lab. 25th Squadron.

Tintype of gentleman with missing arm

Tintype of gentleman with missing arm

From the collection of Matthew Gallienne.
I assume this is a relative from his wife's side. Ruby Love Andrews of Society Hill, Alabama. The gentleman probably lost his arm in the civil war.

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
 
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