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This is a great picture. My brother turned out to be an awesome guitar player; he repairs them too. The photo must have been shot around 1959 or so. My dad kept that guitar since his teen years and now my brother owns it. It's an old Gibson LG something or other; pretty beat, but it sounds great. View full size.
1969, heading from Akron, Ohio to Los Angeles for a wedding. The car broke down a mile into the trip and we had to tow it back with a '64 Dodge Dart. We made it the next year, same car ... it was a great trip. View full size.
My folks were both teachers, so every summer we traveled a lot since they had 3 months off work. I think this was heading to Michigan sand dunes, around 1967 or so. View full size.
My dad always loved those little sports cars. Ohio. View full size.
Playing with some sock puppets my mom made. Mid-60s, Ohio. View full size.
A reunion of the Anger, Wolfe, Wangmann families in Rochester, New York c. 1930. Location is unknown. A few individuals have been identified, submitter will respond to inquiries. View full size.