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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

American Airlines Skysleeper

American Airlines Skysleeper

I believe this is Burbank airport on a rainy day in the early 1940s. The DC3 first in the line is an American Airlines Flagship Skysleeper. These aircraft were equipped with individual berths and required approximately 17 hours to fly coast to coast.

Photo: Don Hall, Sr.

Don Hall
Yreka, CA

Turning Sod in North Dakota

Turning Sod in North Dakota

It took a lot of mule power to break that sod in North Dakota back in the 1890s.

Getting Ready to Ride

Getting Ready to Ride

Circa 1916 "convertible"

Brand New Horse

Brand New Horse

The Engels' brand new horse circa 1900 in Baroda, Michigan.

Camp 4

Camp 4

Camp 4 next to Ford ranch, 1906. This camp is above Minor Mill in Glendale, Humboldt County, Calif.

camp one

camp one

This is Camp 1 in the canyon a mile and a half above Minor Mill in Glendale, Humboldt County, Calif. Taken in 1886 to 1887. Photographer unknown to me.

Benjamin Franklin Piester

Benjamin Franklin Piester

Benjamin Franklin Piester (1846-1912), my great-great-grandfather, arrived in Nebraska between 1883 and 1886. The photo is marked:

Jennings-Hyde-Co.
COR. FARNAM & 20TH STS.
OMAHA, NEBR.

Photo was likely taken between 1900 and 1910.

 
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