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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRALIA: GREAT BARRIER CORAL REEF

Kiev 1918

Kiev 1918

A photo taken by a German soldier in Kiev in 1918. The Germans acquired Kiev and the Ukraine (for a short time) after the Brest-Litovsk Treaty of March 1918.

Boy With Brownie Camera

Boy With Brownie Camera

Proud young man showing off his Brownie camera circa 1910.

Great-Grandparents' Wedding, 1924

Great-Grandparents' Wedding, 1924

The bride and groom are my great-grandparents George and Cecilia Brown. Cecilia died when she was still very young from a kidney infection, when her son (my grandfather) was 3 years of age. I can't help but find my great-grandfather's tiny stature and ill-suited haircut comical.

City Ice Delivery

City Ice Delivery

Delivering ice in a Ford truck with hard rubber tires on the front. Most likely a slow bumpy ride.

World's Fair 1964 The Family

World's Fair 1964 The Family

That's Love!

World's Fair 1964

World's Fair 1964

Hilda, Izz, Fran and Rita at the 1964 NY World's Fair. Harvey is the photographer (my dad).

Grandma and the Car

Grandma and the Car

Approximately 1964, Grandma and Grandpa going to a wedding. Pittsfield, MA.

 
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