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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CHÂTEAU FRONTENAC, QUÉBEC

Carl's Dixie-Saving Store

Carl's Dixie-Saving Store

One of my found photos. Written on the back: "Uncle Benton's Store." View full size.

Found Kodachrome

Found Kodachrome

Another slide from a set dating from 1949-1955, location unknown. View full size.

Colorado Chaos

Colorado Chaos

Colfax Avenue in Aurora, Colorado, about 1971. We lived there briefly while my dad was serving the Air Force at Lowry AFB in Denver. I wish the image was a bit crisper, however, this is remarkable to me mainly for how starkly different it looks today, and how chaotic it looked back in the day. View full size.

Entertaining the Thunderbirds

Entertaining the Thunderbirds

The 45th Oklahoma Division of the US Army, enjoying some entertainment late in the Korean War. This slide came from a collection I found at a local meet. View full size.

Clicquot Club

Clicquot Club

Sometime in the 1950s my grandparents took a trip from Ohio to Atlantic City. This is one of the Kodachrome slides from their hotel. View full size.

Broken Lance: 1954

Broken Lance: 1954

I found this photograph at an antique mall. The movie Broken Lance was released on September 25, 1954, according to IMDb. View full size.

42 Bedford Street

42 Bedford Street

My father had a small Italian Restaurant in New York City from 1980 to 1990. I loved spending time there when I was younger. The building was restored a number of years ago and I contacted the current owner out of curiosity. She wrote me back and told me this photograph (which is not my family) was found hidden in the attic. I have done some searching in the past and through the city I have a list of owners. The first being the Huyler family. They were a well known family in NY. I know Alice Huyler Ramsey was the first woman to drive across the country. I was a bit taken aback about how much the girl on the far left looks a bit like her. I want to share this interesting find with you all. View full size.

 
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