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December 1962. I'm a junior in high school, and during Christmas break a chum and I revisit the grade school we graduated from two and a half years earlier. Lo and behold, there we find, in our old classroom, our eighth grade teacher, in mufti, along with his wife and daughter. "With a little more effort and attentiveness, Paul can accomplish much more than he presently is," is what he'd written on my report card in 1960. Man, did he have me figured. Check out my then-de rigueur white-socks-with-black-loafers and semi-peg pants. I was bound and determined to at least not dress like a dork. Self-timer Kodachrome with my new Retinette, its light leak as yet undiscovered and casting a fog on my friend. View full size.
These are my great-uncles, L-R, Lee, Milton, Frank and Jim, the Jamieson brothers, with their hunting dogs in 1910. I assume the squirrel was for supper. My grandfather, who was just a kid, was hiding in the woods as he was too shy to have his picture taken with his brothers. This picture was taken somewhere around Falkner, Mississippi around 1910 or so.
Small town main street somewhere in Iowa circa 1916. View full size.
Snowball and Hiball, the fire horses in Iowa City, Iowa circa 1910. View full size.