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Vintage photos of:
Taken near Pike's Peak, Colorado, my great grandfather's brother, George W. Downing, poses with his wife, family, and one great automobile. View full size.
Taken in 1957, west side of Chicago. This was the home room group that graduated with me. I'm the little guy, 2nd row, 2nd from the right. Standing next to me on the left is Finn; we had most of the same classes together, including music, and played in the band together. View full size.
Another evocative Kodachrome taken by my dad around Christmas 1960 at the Key West Holiday Inn in Florida. View full size.
Driver in a 1930 Ford Phaeton talking to a cop in front of the Palacio Nacional, Zocalo, Mexico City, Mexico in 1931 or 1932. View full size.
I purchased this 8x10 photo at a swap meet. On the back it says: L-R Wally Miles, Jackie Regard, Francis Willams. Photo by Howard Morehead. View full size.