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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

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The Honeymooners: 1952

The Honeymooners: 1952

"Folks at 51st wedding anniversary - 17 Feb 1952." We return to Blue Earth, Minnesota, and the home of Abe and Julia Tuttle, parents of Hubert (behind the camera) and in-laws of the lovely Grace. Now, who'll have some of this delicious creamed corn? 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

Snoopy for President: 1968

Snoopy for President: 1968

June 1968. "Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz reclining outside next to cutouts of his Peanuts comic strip characters carrying political campaign signs." History records one Richard Milhous Nixon as the victor in this particular electoral contest. From photos by Douglas Jones for Look magazine. View full size.

Hill Country Color: 1952

Hill Country Color: 1952

"7 October 1952 -- At Old Matt's Cabin." Hubert and Sally at the Shepherd of the Hills homestead, a farm in the Ozarks made famous by Harold Bell Wright's 1907 book, and the start of Branson, Missouri's transformation into a tourist destination. Kodachrome slide by Grace Tuttle. View full size.

Family Tree: 1951

Family Tree: 1951

"Grace & Donald -- 11 Nov. 1951." Grace Tuttle and her soldier son Donald Cartwright (along with her Dalmatian, Sally) exactly 64 years ago in Blue Earth, Minnesota. 35mm Kodachrome by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

What's My Line?

What's My Line?

        AND THE MYSTERY CELEBRITY IS ... Oscar-winner Cloris Leachman with her son Adam Englund. "April 27, 1954. Actress Cloris Leachman at home with husband and baby. Includes Leachman bathing infant; husband diapering baby; Leachman feeding baby. Also Leachman in park with family dog." From photos by Phillip Harrington for Look magazine.

Here's a celebrity snapped quite a few years before becoming really well known. Who'll be first to put a name to this now-familiar face? View full size.

Family Cart: 1937

Family Cart: 1937

April 1937. "Scene in Shawneetown, Illinois." Medium format nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Family Truck: 1923

Family Truck: 1923

San Francisco circa 1923. "Fageol motor truck -- G.W. Thomas Drayage & Rigging." And their little dog, too, along with a liberal sprinkling of totlets. 6½ x 8½ glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 
 
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