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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

Hanging Around

Hanging Around

Winnie and Tom Boothby. Judging from their ages, I'd say this is the early 1940s, perhaps someone who knows cars can be more accurate than that. They went camping a lot. They are just being silly. This is probably somewhere in Oregon.

Cousin Herman

Cousin Herman

This shy guy in a ruffled shirt and bow tie is identified only as "Cousin Herman."

Family Band

Family Band

A tiny, unidentified snapshot of a backyard jam session.

Johnson Family Fishing Trip, 1940's

Johnson Family Fishing Trip, 1940's

Johnson family on a fishing trip in Oregon sometime in the mid 1940's.

Theodore Johnson 1939

Theodore Johnson 1939

Teddy Johnson, 3 years old.

Jensen Family

Jensen Family

The Jensen family in the woods near what is now Yelm, Washington, probably late 1800's. Watch our documentary about the family called "Boots and Socks" at www.nixbros.com

Bon Voyage 1931

Bon Voyage 1931

Sam Lippman went to Germany in the early 1930's to study medicine and left us some fabulous images. Here's the view of the New York docks from the SS Berlin on September 24, 1931.

 
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