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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Travel & Vacation

Yosemite Park: c. 1950s

Yosemite Park: c. 1950s

At the request of tterrace and with his help, I'm going to start uploading some pictures that a family friend has let me borrow for scanning purposes. The negatives range from 2 1/2 X 4 inches to 2 1/4 X 3 1/4. The trunk these negatives were found in was sealed in 1964 and was only recently opened. They belonged to the friend's uncle who was a land surveyor in San Diego. That's as much as I know.
This picture was probably taken in the early '50s. View full size

Seeing Chicago: 1908

Seeing Chicago: 1908

Circa 1908. "Seeing Chicago, auto at Monroe near State." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Hans Behm, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Red, White and Aqua: 1895

Red, White and Aqua: 1895

Saratoga Springs, New York, circa 1895. "Hathorn Spring." Our second visit to the flag-bedecked facilities at this bottler of mineral water. View full size.

 

Hathorn Spring: 1895

Hathorn Spring: 1895

Saratoga, New York, circa 1895: "Hathorn Spring." BlackBerrys off, please. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Playing before war

Playing before war

Pamplona, Spain in the summer of 1935, one year before the start of the Civil War.

My dad, the smiling one, with his brothers and friends having fun.

At the seminary of Pamplona: Firts days of the Opus Dei with Monseñor Escrivá de Balaguer founder of the "Obra" trying to catch rich familys sons.

After war to get out of prision you need someone of the Franco regimen to inter yield for you to be free. Balaguer do nothing for my father to get out of prisión.

Agur! View full size.

Picket Fences: 1905

Picket Fences: 1905

Ocean Grove, New Jersey, circa 1905. "Tent life." Looks relaxing, doesn't it? 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Islesworth Gardens: 1906

Islesworth Gardens: 1906

Continuing our trip to Atlantic City circa 1906. "Islesworth Gardens Hotel, Virginia Avenue." 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 
 
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