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It's All a Blur: 195x

It's All a Blur: 195x

I have no idea what this is about - make up your own story. A found Kodachrome slide from the same metal box that the Women Who Smoke came from. Probably early 1950s. View full size.

American Underslung: 1917

American Underslung: 1917

As a kid, I can remember my grandfather mentioning their American Underslung. Hadn't thought about it for 50 years until I came across the negative of this image a week ago: The American Underslung of which he spoke. I don't remember ever seeing this photo until now. View full size.

Chicago Camera: 1918

Chicago Camera: 1918

My grandfather Edwin Shutan in front of the store he owned: Chicago Camera, circa 1918. He sold many items besides cameras. You can see Kewpie dolls in the window. He also sold pen and pencil sets. A few years later, he changed the name to Shutan Camera. View full size.

"Elenore"

"Elenore"

A found Kodachrome slide from the same metal box that the Women Who Smoke came from. Probably early 1950s. View full size.

Fashion Plate

Fashion Plate

From the same metal box of Kodachrome slides as Dressed to Smoke and These Three comes this portrait of a very nicely dressed man, identity unknown. Year is also unknown but probably late 40's early 50s? View full size.

The Red Church

The Red Church

St. James Episcopal Church, aka the "Red Church" in Sonora, California. A found Kodachrome slide from the same batch as Cadillac Mine. View full size.

Dropping the Mask: 191x

Dropping the Mask: 191x

From Stanley glass plates (circa 1900 - 1915), found in condemned house attic in Pontiac, Illinois. View full size.

 
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