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Self-portrait circa 1910. The only thing out of focus is the photographer. Does anyone know what kind of camera he's using? Scanned from the original 5x4 inch glass negative. View full size.
The place and provenance of this photo are unknown to me. Scanned from a large print. Perhaps someone can identify the uniforms? View full size.
Seeing that someone had just done it reminded me of this very old print I bought 10 years ago at an antique shop in Oberlin, Kansas. These pictures of immigrants posing in front of their sodhouses have a particular appeal for me. This one had even more because I bought it, I guess, just some miles away from where this house had stood. I have seen many of them, and I still think this is one of the best. View full size.
Oxford-Boynton House on Meriwether Street in Griffin, Ga. This is my house, picture was taken in the 1940's. The house was built between 1915 and 1919. View full size.
I picked up this "instant relatives" pic at an antique shop in Southern California a number of years ago. Just couldn't pass up these handsome gents... for only 25 cents! Am guessing it was taken in the 1950's, but any info on the who, where & when for this photo would be greatly appreciated. View full size.