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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Travel & Vacation

The Campers: 1930s

The Campers: 1930s

This is probably Yosemite National Park some time in the thirties. Scanned from the 4 x 2½ inch negative. View full size

The Happiest Place on Earth: c. 1968

The Happiest Place on Earth: c. 1968

Return of the ill-tempered teen. I am actually wearing the same pants and shoes as in an earlier picture. Sometimes I'm surprised my parents didn't just dump me on some roadside back then. I wasn't a troublemaker, but I sure was a grouchy SOB!

I like this picture for the background: Disneyland about 1968. There is a lot going on. Bank of America tried to promote some warm and fuzzy values by sponsoring the Small World ride. The effects of that, I will leave to the viewer's imagination.

My Dad took the picture, as usual. There's little brother and my Mom is still alive and kicking at age 83. View full size.

Up a Tree

Up a Tree

Taken in Washington D.C. in April of 1953. Starting from the left is my grandmother, my father, mother, sister, me (in the tree) and another sister. Note the yellow stop sign, which was the standard color at that time. View full size.

The Jungle Trail: 1910

The Jungle Trail: 1910

Continuing our Sunshine State sojourn circa 1910. "The jungle trail, Palm Beach, Florida." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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.

 
 
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