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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Grandma and???

Grandma and???

Miss Toronto 1923...yeah, yeah, yeah. BUT WHo is she hanging onto? I'm told she was really tight with the Disney family and made a movie with Rudolph Valentino (ok it was a long commercial, but I digress) Did anyone in the Disney family look like anyone in this picture? She wouldn't flirt with just ANYBODY you know! That woman had an EGO until she was 90! I had to call her 'Aunt Marjory'...she was 70...I was 11.

Dad and Grandma

Dad and Grandma

Grandma was Miss Toronto 1923. She later became a hand model. I'm told my dad, Jerry, was the Philip Morris call boy in Canada. I have three photos of him in his uniform and hat, but they look like proofs. He has performed his "call" a million times over the years. Has anyone ever seen Jerry as the Philip Morris call boy?

1923

1923

Miss Los Angeles is pointing to Grandma (Miss Toronto 1923). They sure look like they could cause some trouble!

Marjory - Miss Toronto 1923

Marjory - Miss Toronto 1923

The original photo is about 24 inches long. Only half the line up is in this scan. Grandma cut out one of the contestants on the far left (not pictured here) I'd LOVE to know what ticked her off so much! Grandma Marjory is the lady to the right of the center crease.

Grandma and Rudolph Valentino

Grandma  and Rudolph Valentino

Grandma was Miss Toronto 1923.

5th Av. & 77th St. NYC

5th Av. & 77th St. NYC

Fifth Avenue and 77th Street in New York City, winter 1905-06. On record as of 1911, this was the residence of William A. Clark, former U.S. senator. 5x7 glass plate negative, John Bond Trevor Sr. collection. View full size.

For alternate views, see the following records at http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/

Collection Guide: Photographic Views of New York City, 1870s-1970s
Digital Image IDs: 709145F & 709146F
Digital Record IDs: 398936 & 398937

Erie 2601

Erie 2601

Erie 0-8-8-0 Camelback locomotive at Port Jervis, N.Y., in 1911. The camelback design was unique in that the engineer sat in the tiny cab alongside the boiler, while the fireman worked at the usual spot behind the boiler. One of the main disadvantages was the obvious communication problem between engineer and the rest of the train crew while the engine was in operation. The Erie camelback mallets didn't last long, but smaller camelback locomotives survived well into the 1950's on roads like the Jersey Central. View full size.

 
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