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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Basketball practice

Basketball practice

Basketball practice at Lower Moreland H.S., Huntingdon Valley, Pa. 1925

Elementary school 1943 (Switzerland)

Elementary school 1943 (Switzerland)

My Mom's class photograph from 1943. My Mom is the barefoot girl on on the right hand side.

Daddy 1951 (Swiss Army)

Daddy 1951 (Swiss Army)

My dad in the Swiss Army, 1951. He was born 1931 and died 1964. R.I.P. Daddy.

Mom 1945 (Switzerland)

Mom 1945 (Switzerland)

My mom in 1945 (With horse Fanny)

Duck Pond 1912

Duck Pond 1912

Found Snapshot. Dated 1912 on back.

Drowning in Paperwork, January 1957

Drowning in Paperwork, January 1957

One of a series of snapshots taken in a business that might be a textbook distributor or warehouse. Hope they didn't allow smoking on the job.

The Kids 1897

The Kids 1897

My grandfather and the other Tyler kids, said to be taken 1897 or '98 (but probably about 1905) in Keene, NH. Clockwise, from front: Lucie, Grace, Fred (later, F. Harold), Charles, and Leo. Grace never married and Leo had no children. Lucie died in childhood.

Steve Miller
Someplace near the crossroads of America.

 
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