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

Erie Railroad Triplex

Erie Railroad Triplex

Matt H. Shay, a rare triplex mallet type locomotive. Built by Baldwin Locomotive Works, Eddystone, PA, in 1914. Used for drag freight and pusher service over a short section of Erie's main line in northern Pennsylvania. When built she was the largest locomotive in the world, needless to say... View full size.

Near Tumbling Run, Pennsylvania

Near Tumbling Run, Pennsylvania

Tumbling Run, Shenandoah Area, circa 1910. Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

Sign of the Older Times

Sign of the Older Times

Taken in Great Lakes, Illinois, circa 1915.

J.L. Wells Store

J.L. Wells Store

I was given this photo by a distant cousin and told that J.L. Wells was a distant relative of mine and this store was supposedly in Meridian, MS.

Dennis Patrick O'Manning

Dennis Patrick O'Manning

Dennis Patrick O'Manning is my great-great grandfather. He was the first paternal ancestor of my father to live in America, probably emigrating from Ireland in the 1830s. The origin of the photo is unknown, but was likely taken in the 1880s. He apparently lived most of his life in Illinois.

Roman Ruins?

Roman Ruins?

My grandpa Jack on another business trip. Here he stands with cannons in some Roman ruins, French Morocco, Africa. Sept 1951.

Japanese Mini Sub

Japanese Mini Sub

My grandfather Alexander "Jack" Davis in Guam on business, posing with a Japanese mini sub. March 21, 1947.

 
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