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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Good Buddies

Good Buddies

Dad (right) and his friend Gigi (John) Gori standing outside the beer garden run by Gigi's sister Toni in downtown Wilson, PA. I believe this photograph was taken in 1939 shortly before they joined the Marine Corps in January 1940. If so, they would have been 18 years old. In the fall of 1939, Gigi and Dad decided that they would join the Army. So they made it down to the recruiting station in Pittsburgh. For some reason Gigi was not allowed in. So much for that plan until they saw a recruiting poster for the Marines. The poster showed a Marine in dress blues sitting on a horse.

Even the Bull Posed

Even the Bull Posed

This photo just cracks me up for some reason. 1934 and no name for the Bull, but picture must have been taken to sell him as a donor.

All Dressed Up - 1934

All Dressed Up - 1934

1934. Great Grandpa and Grandma. May have just come home from church or leaving on a trip.

1931 country school class photo

1931 country school class photo

My Grandpa is the upper left hand corner and was 10

1933 High School Football

1933 High School Football

I believe this is my Great Uncle's football team back in Iowa - no idea which one he is.

Great Uncle's Rock Garden

Great Uncle's Rock Garden

I don't know who the kids are, but it is wild to see the garden in all its glory knowing that I played in the same area 70-80 years later among weeds, a cracked pond and scattered rocks - Like ghosts of the past.

A Man and His Horses

A Man and His Horses

Great Grandpa and His horses - Rainbow and Balthie (?)
Looks like someone colored in the eyes to G-Gpa on the left photo.

 
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