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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORWAY IN SEPTEMBER, c. 1920s

Wettingen Fifth Grade: 1944

Wettingen Fifth Grade: 1944

My Mom (with red hair); Elementary School 5th Grade, 1944 Wettingen, Switzerland. View full size.

The Clark Family

The Clark Family

This photo among others was just marked The Clark Family. I believe they lived in Michigan probably the Port Huron area. I remember my mother getting letters and cards from a Clark family. I know nothing else about them, maybe someone will recognize them. View full size.

A Pretty Bride

A Pretty Bride

A pretty bride but an unmarked photo. Not even sure where it was taken. Since my ancestors were in Ontario Canada, Michigan and Binghamton, New York, it is anybody's guess. From the dress and hairstyle my guess it's the early 1900's. View full size.

Pretty Lady with Cat

Pretty Lady with Cat

Not sure who she is, but this photo was in a small photo album of my mother's. Most likely she and my mother were friends. Probably taken somewhere in Binghamton, New York, late 1920's or early 1930's.

The Loggers

The Loggers

My first thought was 3 men camping, then when I saw this shelter tent placed on logs my thought was loggers. I have no clue as to who they are or what year it was taken.

Ross Park: 1915

Ross Park: 1915

This unmarked photo was in my father's Funeral Book. I believe he is the small blond boy in the middle of the back row; to his left is my Uncle Billy with the dark hair. The annual summer outing that the schools and churches had at Ross Park on the south side of Binghamton, New York. The school was called Rossville School by the locals, in reality it was the Longfellow School or PS 13. Most likely my 2 aunts are in this photo as well as some of their cousins. View full size.

Cute Baby

Cute Baby

Among my inherited unmarked photos. Not sure if this was taken in Ontario Canada, Broome Co. New York or Michigan. View full size.

 
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