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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Logging

Logging

This is A before repair of same photo.

Logging

Logging

A friend found this in her grandmother's things. I think maybe taken in the Sierras in California. Looks like around 1880s. Photographer unknown. Repaired with Photodeluxe.

Grandmother, Mom, my aunts (& Wiggy)

Grandmother, Mom, my aunts (& Wiggy)

For Mother's Day - my mom's mother, Eleanor, her daughters Gretchen, Heather and (the youngest) Sheila, my mom, with dog Wiggy. The girls are all wearing coats made by Eleanor. 1947ish. (I get my auburn from Eleanor).

Three stylish fellows

Three stylish fellows

One from my collection. Most of these come from a bookstore in Providence where I worked for a time. Love the painted backdrop and the artful hat arrangement.

The Asylum at Utica

The Asylum at Utica

Jessie McNamee Utica April 1890 - (reverse) Taken at the Lunatic Asylum in Utica April 1890.

What was the occasion I wonder? There was an asylum in Utica, NY. Visiting someone? Posing? A recreational visit? I love this image, especially the good humor and the stylish hats - they add whimsy to a very strange and mysterious photo.

New Train: 1911

New Train: 1911

No. 11 built at the shops in Samoa, Humboldt County, California. Taken in Samoa, 1911ish. Oregon Eureka Railroad owned by Hammond Lumber Co. Photographer unknown. View full size.

River Dam

River Dam

Swasey Dam on Mad River in Humboldt County, California. Year and photographer unknown.

 
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