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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Lady in White

Lady in White

One of my distant relatives on the road somewhere. Plate reads "Arizona."

Angelic Child

Angelic Child

I know very little about this adorable tot, but I'm pretty sure she was a sister of one of my great-grandparents. The picture was taken in Texas, c1910.

Rock Water Hole

Rock Water Hole

Caption on the back said "Eating Dinner at Rock Water Hole; February 9, 1919." Taken in the Texas Hill Country. The man on the far left is my great-great grandfather Travis Stillwell; the others are his friends.

Arthur Burgoyne Sr.

Arthur Burgoyne Sr.

When my great-grandfather's train went by his house, he always blew the whistle to hail my great-grandmother. New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad.

Josephine, 1940

Josephine, 1940

Josephine, my grandmother, around 1940. This was probably taken in Harlem.

Chinese Funeral: 1932

Chinese Funeral: 1932

Ward Road, Shanghai, June 22, 1932. I found this photo in a junk shop in England about 20 years ago. Do I win a prize for submitting the first Chinese picture?

[Very nice. You win ... a big round of applause! Clapclapclapclap - Dave]

Mary Marguerite Myers

Mary Marguerite Myers

My great-grandmother Mary Marguerite Myers, circa 1899.

 
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