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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CAMPBELL SOUP KID, c. 1910

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Building Suburbia: 1960

Building Suburbia: 1960

Here we have some road construction taking place in an unknown Southern California town. This photo was taken in June 1960. Scanned from the Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Detroit: 1910

Detroit: 1910

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1910. "City Hall and Campus Martius." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Local Color: 1950s

Local Color: 1950s

Here we see Mr. Lange on the right in San Diego, probably near Cardiff. tterrace says, "Plymouth station wagon, somewhere between 1949-1952 model. Fabulous two-tone paint combo." 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Frankies Friends on Bourbon Street: 1948

Frankies Friends on Bourbon Street: 1948

Frankie's friends with their cars in front of the Club Slipper on Bourbon Street, July 29, 1948. Names of his friends were already on the photograph. He was my first cousin but quite a few years older, I did not know his friends then. This picture is in my possession. View full size.

Homecoming: 1919

Homecoming: 1919

November 1919. Hoboken, New Jersey. "Dead soldiers from Russia. Funeral services for 103 slain fighting Bolsheviks." 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Whiskey Wine Brandy Gin: 1939

Whiskey Wine Brandy Gin: 1939

September 1939. "Liquor store in Gateway District, Minneapolis." 35mm negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

On Leave in Ontario: 1941

On Leave in Ontario: 1941

Photo of Frank Modrowski and fiancee Jen Reidel on a 1941 Plymouth Deluxe. The photo was taken in Kitchener, Ontario during the summer of 1941 while Frank was on leave with the Canadian Army.

The photo was taken by a family member with a 35 mm camera. Frank tells me that the Plymouth was his father's, and the photo was taken in front of his parent's house. He also says that the Plymouth was a dark blue, and his uniform was a light tan -- standard summer issue for a Canadian private.

In the background is a one-pump Esso service station where gasoline was sold at 14 cents a gallon. The Coca-Cola sign displays the name of the service station owner; John Dziura. View full size.

 
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