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Location Update: We are on West Main Street in Alhambra.
A found Kodachrome slide of a Southern California street scene, possibly Alhambra or Pasadena, going by the address labels on other boxes in this collection. "1956" is written on the box cover. View full size.
My parents were married on February 14, 1947, and this picture was taken shortly thereafter. This Valentine's Day would have been their 70th wedding anniversary. View full size.
Photo taken circa 1895 in Terra Alta, West Virginia. At right are my great-grandfather and great-grandmother, John and Catherine Hewitt, with their daughter Eudora Hewitt and a grandson standing at left. The house is very unusual as the top or upper half looks as though it was an add-on. View full size.
My father was a city engineer in Riverside, California for a while. He went on a field trip in 1955 to look at engineering projects in Northern California. One of the pictures he took with his 35mm Exacta was this one of a dam under construction. I think it might be the Oroville Dam. View full size.
The building on the right is the former Odd Fellows Temple, built in 1874 at the northeast corner of Randolph and Monroe Streets in Detroit, Michigan. Today it houses a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant.
This is a scan of a Kodachrome transparency that was taken in July 1968 from the roof of Crowley's Department Store, which was demolished in 1978. View full size.