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Vintage photos of:
Pasadena's Academy Theatre, backdrop to the Rose Parade of January 1966. Found 35mm Ektachrome slide. View full size.
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.
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.