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Vintage photos of:
March 1969 from my trip to Southern California, this time a sunset shot above 1960s American iron. How ironic. View full size.
Football or cops and robbers? From a Kodachrome slide found in Southern California; other slides in this set confirm they were from this area. View full size.
Our fashionable upstate New York woman once again, seen earlier on this porch here, here reading a paper that gave us the hint of the year 1912. There is a headline referring to "sailing under false colors" and a search led us to a 1912 news item about an imposter who gave himself various identities in order to woo and marry young women. The fact that other articles about him use the same phrase suggests it is the item in the paper she's holding. The paper is likely published either Rome or Utica NY. From a collection of glass and film negatives I purchased. View full size.
Another photo from the circa 1912 set of negatives I recently acquired that show more of our lady's wardrobe. She enjoys posing for, I assume, her husband and most of the photos seem natural and unselfconscious. Here is yet another of her outfits. We have figured out that most of the pictures were taken around Trenton Falls, NY. View full size.
My great grandmother (center) either in Germany or Pennsylvania, I believe around 1900. View full size.
Unknown kids in an unknown location, riding a giant tortoise, probably in Southern California, possibly the San Diego Zoo, or wherever you go to ride a giant tortoise. 35mm Kodachrome slide from a thrift store find. View full size.
I have no idea of the relationship between these three, but they look straight out of a Hollywood gangster film, or maybe everyone back then looked like they were in a gangster film. From a box of found Kodachrome slides. View full size.