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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CRUISE THE GREAT LAKES, c 1930s

It's a Small(er) World: 1969

It's a Small(er) World: 1969

Disneyland, 1969. Kodachrome slide by my dad. View full size.

Those Dour Victorians

Those Dour Victorians

I don’t think the Victorians were anywhere near as joyless as they look in pictures. We wouldn’t be here if they were. This elegantly Victorian woman looks pretty forbidding. Of course we can’t tell, in black and white, what color she is wearing, so we think of the Victorians as dressed in black. She probably wasn’t. And it was not a custom to artificially smile for pictures in that era, so she does not.

Her name was Philomena Reichhardt. She was my paternal grandfather’s grandmother, and her outfit with its wide collar and leg o' mutton sleeves is something to behold. She lived in Germany, which is where this studio photo was taken during the 1880s.

Lithuania: 1916

Lithuania: 1916

I am told this is one of my grandmother’s sisters who stayed in Lithuania when my grandmother left for the USA. She sent this picture postcard of herself and her two children to my grandmother. It seems to have messages from two different people written on its back side. The only thing I can understand of the message is the year 1916. View full size.

Lithuanian Sisters: 1910s

Lithuanian Sisters: 1910s

According to my mother, her mother was one of three sisters in Lithuania, and these are the children of one of those sisters who stayed in Lithuania. In other words, they are two cousins that my mother never met. There is quite a bit written on the back of this picture, but I haven’t a clue what it says, or even what language it is in. View full size.

WW2: An Entrance

WW2: An Entrance

I recently acquired some negatives and had these ones developed. They are not in the greatest of shape but seem very interesting. They all seem to be from WW2. Not sure of the actual location or what the building is.

[This is in Libya. -tterrace]

WW2: Big Gun

WW2: Big Gun

From a collection of WW2 negatives I recently acquired. Looking at the scenery, I am thinking this is somewhere in North Africa.

WW2 B-17 in Flight

WW2 B-17 in Flight

From a collection of WW2 negatives I recently acquired. Aerial shot of what I have been told is a B-17. View full size.

 
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