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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

Santa Fe 2928

Santa Fe 2928

Santa Fe 4-8-4 2928 in passenger train helper service over Cajon Pass. Photo taken 10-19-1952. Photographer unknown, unfortunately. View full size.

Beba Lein, Los Angeles approx 1905

Beba Lein, Los Angeles approx 1905

Beba Lein, my grandmother, as a recent immigrant to the United States from Mogilev, Byelorussia. She made her way quickly to Los Angeles, where she joined a community of older siblings, cousins and other folk from her village.

Main Street in Alliance - 1930

Main Street in Alliance - 1930

Main Street in Alliance, Nebraska circa 1929-1930. Likely taken by my grandmother, Bertha (Phillips) Richard. For those local to the area, Main Street may have actually been Box Butte Avenue.

German Soldier on Motorcycle

German Soldier on Motorcycle

German soldier on BMW motorcycle in 1940.

Great-Uncle Claxton

Great-Uncle Claxton

My great uncle Claxton. I only knew him when he was older and had a full head of wavy gray hair. In his younger days he had jet black hair with a white stripe straight up the middle. I'm not entirely sure of the date, but it must've been in the early 30's or late 20's. Uncle Claxton had been sick and had just gone outside to warm up a bit. His youngest brother was a bit of a gadget freak and snapped this picture. I always thought it made him look very Bohemian ...

Kindergarten in 1905

Kindergarten in 1905

I love this photo of my little grandma in kindergarten. She had a big name for a little girl: Jessie Arvilla Kammerdiener. This was in Carthage, Missouri, 1905.

Elmer and the Union Pacific

Elmer and the Union Pacific

In 1953, my Mom and Dad, my grandparents, and my Uncle Elmer hooked up the trailer, piled in the Ford and headed east.

Our family is genetically tied to transportation, especially railroads, so this shot of my Uncle getting back into the car is quite atypical - normally he'd have been staring the train down.

Fun shot, nonetheless. I think it is along the Columbia River, but I'm not sure.

Photo: Don Hall, Sr.

Don Hall
Yreka, CA

 
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