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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • VINTAGE ALASKA, c. 1920s

Young Fishermen

Young Fishermen

My younger brother (right) and his pal from across our street. Our Dad took this picture, as he did with most of the others posted here. There was a level of trust that the other kid's parents let him go on an extended trip with our family.

The time is around 1971 or 72. It's southern Utah, east of Cedar City, where eventually we built a cabin which was a great refuge for us for 20 years or so.

Modern Woman: 1920s

Modern Woman: 1920s

"Does this car make me look fat?" I point the finger at this ancestor from Connecticut for my life-long issues with weight. From hereon, all photos of me will be shot in front of a bus, thank you very much.

Trade School: 1947

Trade School: 1947

Bethesda, Maryland, 1947. A teenager takes a break from a laborious day of learning the trade of becoming a brick mason.

Wash Day: 1931

Wash Day: 1931

Hartford, Connecticut, circa 1931. My father Walter overheard the women talking in the background. What concerned him was when grandma Nellie warned his mother Louise, "don't throw the baby out with the bathwater." The message wasn't lost on the children who stood in wait.

Ask The Woman Who Owns One

Ask The Woman Who Owns One

Comment on back of photo says "Evelyn Walker, Green Mountain Falls, 1931." Can anyone identify the Packard?

Five O'Clock Sailors: 1960

Five O'Clock Sailors: 1960

On the afternoon of March 29, 1960 I had occasion to ride the Jersey Central Railroad car ferry across the Hudson River into Manhattan. Soon after departing the Jersey City terminal I snapped this photo of the Ferry Wilkes-Barre with its patrons anxiously awaiting the boat to dock.

Not long after I took the photo, a similar shot appeared as the centerfold in the Saturday Evening Post magazine. The post captioned their photo as the "Five O'Clock Sailors," which I thought was totally appropriate. This ferry operation is, of course, long gone from the scene. The slow ASA 10 speed of the Kodachrome film of the day seems to have taken its toll on the camera's ability to stop moving objects. 35mm Kodachrome Retina IIIc folding camera. William D. Volkmer

Chicago: 1946

Chicago: 1946

Circa 1946, Chicago at 63rd and S. Halsted streets. This was the largest shopping area outside the Loop with six movie theaters, some with live stage shows. Bob Hope appeared in the Stratford Theater here in the late 1920s

Easter in Bristol: 1964

Easter in Bristol: 1964

An EKTACHROME slide of Joe Valentine and family looking at results from the fancy new Polaroid 100 camera. Those photos are long gone but the slide lives on with a classic look.

More details: The slides were in a latched Kodak box that barely survived a fire in the 80s which destroyed the accompanying polaroid photos taken that same day.

Photo taken at: 15 Bradley St., Bristol, CT. Easter Sunday, March 29, 1964

Alsobrook Family: 1915

Alsobrook Family: 1915

My paternal grandparents are at far right, next to my great grandparents, my great-great grandfather, my grandfather's sister and two younger brothers, my grandmother's younger brother and older sister and brother in law. The children are my dad's two eldest sisters.

Taken on June 29, 1915 at the Alsobrook homestead in front of the "Big house." Livingston County, Kentucky.

On the occasion of Great-great grandfather John Wilson Davenport's 73rd Birthday.
My father would not be born until 1921.

Elwood Walker Smith: 1880

Elwood Walker Smith: 1880

My Great-Grandfather Elwood Walker Smith in 1880 taken on his wedding day in York, PA.

Mary Leonora Johnson: 1902

Mary Leonora Johnson: 1902

My great aunt Leonora in Montigny-sur-Loing, France in 1902 with two unidentified gentlemen.

Mary Leonora Johnson: 1900

Mary Leonora Johnson: 1900

This is one of my favorite photos of my great aunt on a buckboard with an unidentified man. Somewhere in Michigan near Detroit or Grand Rapids. Circa 1900.

Mary Leonora Johnson: 1900

Mary Leonora Johnson: 1900

Another of my great Aunt, likely on Lake Michigan or nearby. Circa 1900.

Horseman: 1900

Horseman: 1900

This was in my grandfather's photo album. It's either a family member or a friend. Likely in Michigan, near Grand Rapids or Ann Arbor. Circa 1900.

Mary Leonora Johnson: 1899

Mary Leonora Johnson: 1899

A photo of my great aunt, likely on Lake Michigan. Circa 1899.

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