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Vintage photos of:
Isaban, West Virginia, 1910. Wiley Heads children in what must have been their first look into a camera. I like that they are all holding hands. View full size.
Wiley was my great-grandmother's brother. This was taken in 1915 at Isaban, West Virginia. View full size.
The city of War, West Virginia put this parade on after V-E Day in 1945. My mother Jewell Slavy took this photo. View full size.
Taken somewhere in Colorado in 1960. From a lot of 35mm slides I bought at an estate sale. View full size.
Panoramic photo taken of Bridgeton High School students at Mt. Vernon, Virginia on June 5, 1930. Original picture was taken with a Cirkut panoramic camera and is approximately 9" x 40" (these pictures were often referred to as "yard-longs"). View full size.