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Kodachrome slide taken by my dad while we were in Pacific Grove for the Christmas holiday, December, 1967. From the Monterey Herald:
"On Sunday, Dec. 24, 1967, the old Carmel Canning Company on Cannery Row caught fire and burned for more than four hours. The blaze, which had more than 65 firemen respond from Monterey, Seaside and Pacific Grove, caused an estimated $250,000 in damage. Fire and smoke billowed from the structure, causing embers to fall on homes in New Monterey and start smaller fires. Fire Chief Clifford Hebrard said it was his opinion “that the fire was set.” An arson investigation was to take place the next day." View full size.
C&O 310, class L2a 4-6-4 Hudson type on ready track at Cincinnati Union Terminal service area, September 1950. Built by Baldwin in 1948, the L2a's were the world's largest Hudson types, dwarfing those of the New York Central and weighing in slightly heavier than those of AT&SF. They featured Franklin type B rotary cam poppet valves and 78" drivers. All were assigned to mainline passenger work on C&O's flatter western main lines, working between Cincinnati/Detroit and Hinton, WV. E-8 diesels bumped the Hudsons from passenger service in 1952 and all were out of service the following year. All were scrapped by 1955. View full size.
I sent a copy of this to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian to find out if they could identify what tribe they may be from. The reply I received reads:
“There are not enough distinctive articles to make a positive tribal identification. However, the purses provide some distinction as coming from the plateau area of the country.”
In my original caption I assumed the plateau was the Colorado Plateau since the negative came from Denver but thanks to Manidoogiizhig and his or her's insightful reply “Perhaps” the plateau area referred to must be the Oregon Plateau.
Please read the full informative comment below.
Scanned from the original 4x3 inch glass negative.
Not sure what this building is or where. Photo likely taken in the teens or early 20's going by the cars in the picture. Print from my negatives collection. View full size.
Unknown location, likely teens or twenties, you can see trolleys on the bridge. Print from my negatives collection. View full size.
Unknown location, taken sometime in the teens looking at the clothing fashions. Print from my negatives collection. View full size.
Great-grandparents and grandmother, taken in the late 1910s or early 1920s, but I don't know where. View full size.