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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • BRIDGE AT ARGENTEUIL, 1874

Biloxi Bakery Circa 1930

Biloxi Bakery Circa 1930

Three delivery trucks in front of the Biloxi Bakery and Confectioneries. known by the locals as simply Klein's. For over sixty years it supplied the Biloxi - Gulfport - Ocean Springs areas with fresh baked goods. Fred Klein Sr., the founder, claims when he left New Orleans at the turn of the century, they forgot how to make REAL french bread ... He had backup for his claims as some of the deliveries were made to New Orleans! His bread was even flown to California and New York when visiting dignitaries from the local air base were in town!

Biloxi Bakery Workers, 1913 - Biloxi, MS

Biloxi Bakery Workers, 1913 - Biloxi, MS

The Biloxi Bakery workers of 1913 - the founder, Fred Klein Sr. is in the middle - arms folded. Famed for his New Orleans style french bread, he operated the bakery until his retirement in 1964. His three sons operated the bakery until 1973 when it was demolished to make way for an urban renewal project - that subsequently failed! No air conditioning, no overhead lighting (except for the gas mantle globed lamps), just lots of flour!

Flying out of Harrisburg

Flying out of Harrisburg

Back in the early 60s, flying was still a pretty special event - at least in the mind of a 10 or 12 year old. Going to Harrisburg, PA's airport was exciting. Here are a couple of American's modern fleet in Harrisburg.

Photo Don Hall, Sr.
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Mother-in-law with a Mercedes

Mother-in-law with a Mercedes

Siegen, Germany 1955. My mother in law with a Mercedes-Benz.

My father in law with a Mercedes

My father in law with a Mercedes

Siegen, Germany, 1955. My father-in-law with a Mercedes 180D.

Violet Mae Phillips - Spring 1934

Violet Mae Phillips - Spring 1934

Violet Mae Phillips in the spring of 1934, at or near the family farm in Cherry County, Nebraska. A few months after this picture was taken, Violet was shot and killed by her father George.

Redwood Tree

Redwood Tree

This is a redwood tree ready to be felled. No chainsaws then. Most likely Humbolt [or would that be Humboldt, with a D?] County, California.

 
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