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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • WASHINGTON CROSSING THE PIES

Knott's Berry Farm 1958

Knott's Berry Farm 1958

Was reading an article by Steve Martin the actor/comedian in the New Yorker the other day and he mentioned that he'd started his career in show business at Knott's Berry Farm in the 60s. Wandering through some old family slides and, lo and behold, here's a shot from 1958. Predates Martin a bit, but I'm guessing it looked pretty similar. Oh, and that's my family on the right.

Photographer: Don Hall Sr.

Don Hall
Yreka, CA
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Whiteside School, 1931

Whiteside School, 1931

My father's school class of 1931 in Belleville, Illinois. He is 10 years old here.

1920's Real Photo Postcard

1920's Real Photo Postcard

I've had this Real Photo postcard in my collection for a long time. I know that it is from the 1920's and that it was published by CYKO. The problem is that I do not know what the subject matter is. Can anyone help to describe this postcard?

My family in Clear Lake, Iowa, circa 1914

My family in Clear Lake, Iowa, circa 1914

From left to right: Joe Manning (my father), Jennie Manning (my grandmother), Eveline Butcher (my great-grandmother), and Helen DeWiggins (my father's cousin), Clear Lake, Iowa, circa 1914.

The Apuds: 1924

The Apuds: 1924

This is the Apud Family. In the center, my great-grandparents. They came from Syria to Tucumán (Argentina) in the late 1800's. In the left-bottom corner, the youngest of eight children: my grandfather Pedro. According to my mother, this family picture was taken in 1924.

Abuelos Juan y Rosita Carlino

Abuelos Juan y Rosita Carlino

These are my grandparents Juan & Rosita Carlino. Both belonged to the first generation of my dad's family born in Argentina, after their parents came from Italy, France and Spain. In this picture, they are recently married, 1937.

Great-Grandpa & Grandma with Old Betsy

Great-Grandpa & Grandma with Old Betsy

Old Betsy is the car not the woman [wink] ... a "1908 International" according to the picture (International Harvester). My great-grandparents were farmers in Iowa.

 
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