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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Boating

Boating

A nice colorized photo. A day on the lake.

Hager and Related Families, Chicago, circa 1910

Hager and Related Families, Chicago, circa 1910

Johann Wilhelm Hager and his extended family, circa 1910 in Chicago.

Back Row, L-R: John Meseth; his wife, Louise Seafeldt; Liz's half -sister, Gertrude Schotzke-Benbow (holding unidentified baby); Adam Meseth; Gertrudes' husband, Al Benbow; Unknown; Fred Schotzke;

Middle Row, L-R: Wolfgang Hager; Sofronia Coe-Hager (holding, baby. Widow of Hans Hager); Harry Price Walker (Sofronia's second husband); Margaretha Wirth-Meseth-Hager (below pitcher); Johann Wilhelm Hager (Margaretha's second husband);

Plaza Livery Stable - San Juan Bautista

Plaza Livery Stable - San Juan Bautista

We don't think about livery stables much anymore, but in 1951 we find the Plaza Livery Stable alive and well across from San Juan Bautista Mission in California.

Photo: Don Hall, Sr.

Don Hall
Yreka, CA

Pittsburgh 1961

Pittsburgh 1961

Pittsburgh in 1961 from the bluffs on the west bank of the Ohio. Certainly didn't look like this at the turn of the last century or this.

Photo: Don Hall, Sr.

Don Hall
Yreka CA

Rorick Family July 4th 1894 Morenci, MI

Rorick Family July 4th 1894 Morenci, MI

The Big Catch

The Big Catch

Three young boys show off their big catch. The boy on the far right could be Earnest (or Ernest) Johnston. Otherwise the place, location, and photographer are unknown (likely taken in central Nebraska).

On a side note, notice the dark faces and pale legs. These boys clearly worked outside wearing overalls and jeans. And the pale band on their forehead shows they wore hats.

My Mom's Prom Night

My Mom's Prom Night

This is a photo fo my mother on her prom night sometime in the late 1940's or early 1950's.

 
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