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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • A GAME CROP IS A COMMUNITY ASSET

Gas Station: 1925

Gas Station: 1925

About 1925 my father had built this station in Logan County, Michigan to supplement their farm income. One of their first customers was my grandpa Eugene Hinkley filling the tank. The boy pumping the hand pump was my brother, Louie Finger, and the old guy watching him unknown. The girl watching the photographer was my sister. Phyl.

Archie: 1918

Archie: 1918

Archie Cox, a member of the Manitoba Motorcycle Club astride his circa 1913 Harley Davidson. Photo taken in 1918.

Turning Point: 1932

Turning Point: 1932

Tom Jensen, Los Angeles police officer, chef at the Police Academy and part time actor. I scanned this photo at a family reunion for my mother's 90th birthday. He was my mother's stepmother's brother-in-law's brother. View full size.

Signal Corps Library: 1943

Signal Corps Library: 1943

"Library at SCPC (Signal Corps Photographic Center) for enlisted men only." From the estate of a former Army Signal Corps photographer. View full size.

Space to Read about Space: 1967

Space to Read about Space: 1967

This was taken by my dad almost certainly on the last weekend in January, 1967. Not only am I reading a book about astronauts with my little bro, but the newspaper on the side table is the L.A. Times. By zooming in, the headline appears to be: "3 Astronauts Killed in Apollo Test. " I was such a follower of the space program, and this photo just renews the sense of tragedy I felt. View full size.

Parked in a Plymouth

Parked in a Plymouth

My maternal grandmother, Essie Shipe [b.1900], and my uncle Billy Shipe, riding in a Plymouth convertible, Kansas City, Kansas 1953.

Grandpa's Pipe

Grandpa's Pipe

This is my dad, Fred, who was born in 1916, standing on his grandfather's chair with his pipe in his mouth. He lived in Lindenhurst, Long Island, New York at the time.

 
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