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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • WPA FIELD DAY, 1939

His first car: 1909

His first car: 1909

Denver Colorado 1909. Donald G. Kirk, my wife's dad, is hand cranking the car on a cold day. The make and model are unknown. The probable location is somewhere on Eudora street.

Dental Technicians: 1951

Dental Technicians: 1951

We do not know the identities of the first three men (from the left). On the far right is John Roland Fitzgerald (1925-1998), a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army's 24th Infantry Regiment. With the 24th, Mr. Fitzgerald spent the first part of 1945 on Saipan, neutralizing pockets of Japanese resistance. Mr. Fitzgerald, and perhaps some of the young men pictured here, exercised G.I. Bill benefits to obtain their credentials. The Kerpel School of Dental Technology operated at 820 7th Street, N.W. in Washington, DC. View full size.

North! To Alaska: 1961

North! To Alaska: 1961

Should you ever need to travel from Skagway, Alaska to Whitehorse, Yukon, the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway is at your service. Dating back to the Klondike Gold Rush, the right-of-way provides scenery like this. The sternwheeler has seen better days, as here it is dry-docked and probably inhabited by squatters. Like other Ektachrome slides from the same roll, this one is fading rapidly. Image from the Frank Burch photo collection. View full size.

You Auto Be in Pictures: 1934

You Auto Be in Pictures: 1934

Back of photo has typed: "A-550-9, NEW YORK CITY- Police Commissioner's Car Showing Insignia. Received from New York March 1, 1934."

Below that are two rubber stamps: a blue one: "Warner Bros. Pictures Inc Burbank, Calif. Property of Research Department" which is crossed out, and above it a purple stamp: "Columbia Pictures Corporation Research Department." View full size.

Senior Class: 1888

Senior Class: 1888

"Tower Hill School - Senior Grade - 1888" The paper backing in the frame had an NRA (National Recovery Act) stamp from 1933 on it issued by the "Picture Moulding and Picture Frame Code Authority" so it's probably been in the frame since then or shortly after. View full size.

Posing Horses: 1953

Posing Horses: 1953

These were called "Dancing Horses" and were housed in Meade, Kansas. They performed at Cimarron Days in 1953 and were photographed by my late father-in-law, J. Leslie Stewart. This was found in a storage box which now belongs to his children. View full size.

Dancing Horse: 1953

Dancing Horse: 1953

This is one of the horses which were called "Dancing Horses" and were housed in Meade, Kansas. They performed at Cimarron Days in 1953 and were photographed by my late Father-in-law, J. Leslie Stewart. This was found in a storage box which now belongs to his children. View full size.

 
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