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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Meet the McCorkles: 1957

Meet the McCorkles: 1957

I purchased this 8 x 10 print at the swap meet. On the back is printed:
Mr. and Mrs. Cliff McCorkle at their pharmacy, 101 Broadway, Richmond, Calif. 5 November 1957. Photographer: Pfc. Barbara A. Warner, Sixth US Army Photo Lab, Presidio of San Francisco, Calif. Official US Army photograph. View full size.

Broadway Pharmacist: 1957

Broadway Pharmacist: 1957

I purchased this 8 x 10 print at the swap meet. On the back is printed:

Mr. Cliff McCorkle, proprietor and pharmacist of the 101 Broadway Pharmacy, Richmond, Calif., preparing a prescription. 5 November 1957. Photographer: Pfc. Barbara A. Warner, Sixth US Army Photo Lab, Presidio of San Francisco, Calif. Official US Army photograph. View full size.

High Seas Happy Hour: 1924

High Seas Happy Hour: 1924

Yukking it up on the S.S. Bremen. This may be the ship built in 1900 as Prinzess Irene by Vulcan AG; it was renamed Bremen in 1923 and assumed the Bremerhaven-New York route that same year. It was ultimately scrapped in 1932. This image is on a postcard addressed to "Burch Bros, Wadena, Minn U.S.A." The card bears a 15-ore stamp from Denmark, postmarked 2-11-1924. The message: "How dry I was (this morning). Cheerio old chaps. Nels." Image from the Frank Burch photo collection. View full size.

Wadena Grade School circa 1895

Wadena Grade School circa 1895

Wadena, a northern Minnesota railroad crossing, boasted at this time a fair number of what appear to be first graders. Future World War I veteran and mayor Bernard Burch (1889-1985) is third from the left in the first standing row. Image from the Frank Burch photo collection. View full size.

Minnesota Maiden

Minnesota Maiden

Seated on the left is Laurie Ward (1891-1981) of Little Falls, Minnesota. Her companion is unknown. Both seem pleased with the volume of horsepower at their disposal. Image from the Frank Burch photo collection. View full size.

On Vacation at a Dairy: 1960

On Vacation at a Dairy: 1960

Around 1960 at Aaside Andelsmejeri, Snesere, Zealand, Denmark.

Plotting

Plotting

This 8x10 photo was part of the collection I purchased that included the 101 Broadway Pharmacy photos. The back reads: Please credit, US Army Photograph. The Department of the Army has no objection to the use of this photograph in commercial advertisements, provided copy and layout are submitted to the Review Section, Public Information Division, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C. View full size.

 
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