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Vintage photos of:
Corner of 3rd and D streets N.E., Washington D.C. in 2008. Former site of Dr. Thomas Taylor's gothic residence. The current building was built circa 1930s as the New Haven Apartments. It now houses offices and street-level retail. Just down the block to the left (behind the tree) are the main offices of the conservative Heritage Foundation.
A selection of automobile rear ends in Carmel, California in 1958. The prize, in my opinion, is the two-tone green-on-green 1957 Buick with the divided rear window in the center. A detail from a Kodachrome slide taken by my brother-in-law. View full size.
I am in the front and my brother behind me, on a long-suffering photo pony, in Gulfport, Mississippi, circa 1952. Actually, I have always been a Gene Autry fan. View full size.
The legendary Ju-87 Stuka dive bomber. Scanned from the original German 35mm Agfa negative. View full size.
Column of Panzer 68 tanks near Bern, Switzerland, in 1978. View full size.
Possibly a Prussian Army picture, taken in the 1870s.
My great-great grandfather (Wilhelm), front row, second from left, in the white trousers. He was born in Posen, Prussia (now Poznan, Poland) in 1859, immigrated to the United States in the early 1880s and purchased a farm in Michigan. View full size.