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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

Great-Aunts

Great-Aunts

My great-aunts, the Klingeles. Four out of five sisters became nuns.

Grandmother

Grandmother

My grandmother as a baby Agnes Klingele, born in 1895. She lived to 1989.

Florence Whitt Prince churning butter

Florence Whitt Prince churning butter

Florence Prince, taken around 1934-1936, my great great grandmother.

North Dakota Farmhands

North Dakota Farmhands

Farmhands posing in front of a thresher at my Grandfather's farm in the 1930s in North Dakota.

Flora McBee

Flora McBee

Resubmission of a better picture. Probably taken in Knoxville, TN circa 1920.

H. Clay Trumbull

H. Clay Trumbull

This is H. Clay Trumbull, who was a well known man in his time, indeed his book on child-rearing is still being published.

I own his Civil War diaries and other papers. He wrote many books, including a biography of his dear friend Henry Camp, who was killed in the Civil War ("The Knightly Soldier").

My grandfather purchased a house built by H. Clay Trumbull's son in Philadelphia and my grandfather stored these things for years, not realizing what they were.

Jive Bombers Navy Dance Band: 1943

Jive Bombers Navy Dance Band: 1943

These are the Jive Bombers, A Navy jazz band. In this instance they are playing at a dance for CASU Operations sailors on Dec. 13, 1943 at the Jungle Inn near Sand Point, WA. CASU is an acronym for Carrier Service Unit. One of many snaps that I have of this somewhat wild night attended by my Mom & Dad.

 
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