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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Pa in the Army

Pa in the Army

My Papa in Germany, 1954 I think.

1950's Navy man

1950's Navy man

My great uncle in his navy uniform and his wife.

My Grandmother's family

My Grandmother's family

My grandmother, her 5 sisters and one brother, and parents.

Daddy and Daughters

Daddy and Daughters

My mother and her twin sister with a picture of their father who was in Germany at the time.

My grandmother

My grandmother

My beautiful grandmother.

Briefing the Generals

Briefing the Generals

Elliott Smyzer briefing generals Macarthur and Eisenhower on an airstrip. I'd LOVE to know what the context of this photo was and where it was taken. brian@csa-nyc.org

Ray Fifer in Top Hat

Ray Fifer in Top Hat

Grandpa Ray circa 1905. I have to wonder what play they were performing? Could have been Iowa or Seattle.

 
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