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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Sign of the Older Times

Sign of the Older Times

Taken in Great Lakes, Illinois, circa 1915.

J.L. Wells Store

J.L. Wells Store

I was given this photo by a distant cousin and told that J.L. Wells was a distant relative of mine and this store was supposedly in Meridian, MS.

Dennis Patrick O'Manning

Dennis Patrick O'Manning

Dennis Patrick O'Manning is my great-great grandfather. He was the first paternal ancestor of my father to live in America, probably emigrating from Ireland in the 1830s. The origin of the photo is unknown, but was likely taken in the 1880s. He apparently lived most of his life in Illinois.

Roman Ruins?

Roman Ruins?

My grandpa Jack on another business trip. Here he stands with cannons in some Roman ruins, French Morocco, Africa. Sept 1951.

Japanese Mini Sub

Japanese Mini Sub

My grandfather Alexander "Jack" Davis in Guam on business, posing with a Japanese mini sub. March 21, 1947.

The Davis Family

The Davis Family

From left to right. Mrs Lobbens, Jean Davis (my aunt), Gertie Lobbens, Katie Lobbens (Jeans Godmother), Adeline Davis (my grandmother), Clara Lobbens, Patricia Davis (my mother), Alexander "Jack" Davis (my grandfather), Margaret Davis (my aunt). Aug 19th 1934. Fargo N.Dakota

Ethel Elvira Frances Wedmark Price and Burt Price

Ethel Elvira Frances Wedmark Price and Burt Price

Ethel Elvira Frances Wedmark Price and Burt Price circa 1910

 
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