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My family in the Dutch Indies before the war

My family in the Dutch Indies before the war

My great-grandparents moved to the Dutch colony of Indonesia at the end of World War I, where they ran one of the few, probably the only, car garage on the emerald isles.

They had a fantastic time there, the locals were happy to work for them or succeeded well in hiding their discontempt [contempt? discontent? - dave].

This is rather common, many Indonesians were very friendly and acted happy and many Dutch had no idea many of these people hated being colonised and dominated and exploited by the Dutch.

John Deere Model D Tractor

John Deere Model D Tractor

My dad and grandfather with local farmers in front of the old steel wheeled John Deere Model "D" tractor in rural Alberta.

Panama Canal construction

Panama Canal construction

A view of a raised house for an American management worker and his family during construction of the Panama Canal. Approximately 1911.

Viewing the Panama Canal locks under construction

Viewing the Panama Canal locks under construction

A view of one of the locks on the Panama Canal during construction. Approximately 1911.

Panama Canal Crane

Panama Canal Crane

A photo of a crane used by the American Panama Canal company during canal construction. Approximately 1911.

Martinez Bass Club part 2

Martinez Bass Club part 2

Another view of the Martinez Bass Club used by the Coast Guard during WWII.

Martinez Bass Club used by Coast Guard During WWII

Martinez Bass Club used by Coast Guard During WWII

The Bass club in Martinez California, donated to the Coast Guard for use in patrolling the San Francisco Bay and areas surrounding Port Chicago and Benecia Arsenal.

Threshing

Threshing

Harvesting with the old threshing machine in the 1940's. Taken in rural Alberta.

Family musicians

Family musicians

Taken on a rural Alberta homestead. The musicians are brothers one of which is my grandfather. Picture would have been taken in the late 1930's or early 1940's.

A Good Horse!

A Good Horse!

My dad about 1942 with his saddle horse.

Bowers Brothers

Bowers Brothers

The Bowers Brothers, Tuppers, and others building a house in Wisconsin, circa 1906. Notice the ties.

Ignatius

Ignatius

Another unknown woman

Another unknown woman

Another unidentified woman from the collection. Photo was taken by "Stevens" located at the McVicker's Theatre building in Chicago. The theater burned in the great Chicago fire and again in 1890. The photo is circa 1890 based on the inscription on the reverse.

Unknown woman

Unknown woman

This is one of the many photos I've inherited from my aunt in Nebraska. The photo is by William Boswell of East Jordan, Michigan. Subject is not identified.

Old Family Outing

Old Family Outing

A family outing to Skegness, Lincolnshire, taken about 1925. My mother is the little girl in the centre holding her baby brother. My other uncle is on my grandfather's lap. My grandmother is in the spotted dress, next to my grandfather's sister, with my great grandmothers completing the group. My grandfather worked for a fruiterer, and also drove his boss around in his car, and was allowed to borrow it on occasions.

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