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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • VINTAGE MIAMI: c. 1960s

Barefoot Boys

Barefoot Boys

Looking like they stepped out of a story with Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, my grandmother's brothers Myron and Donald circa 1912 in Denver. Photo by Arnold W. Wade.

Sioux Powwow, 1901

Sioux Powwow, 1901

My father (Harry E. Nigh, 1880-1972) attended this Sioux Pow Wow in July 1901 in Valentine, Nebraska.

Veritas Max Nigh

Cain Brothers store, Ontario.

Cain Brothers store, Ontario.

I purchased this old print about 20 years ago at an antique show in Toronto. There is a poster visible on the side of the store that suggests the business was in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, in the eastern part of the Province. Beyond that, I can't say where it was taken.

Where's the Ticket Window?

Where's the Ticket Window?

Most locomotive portrait artists were consummate professionals who didn't allow things like light poles--or old ladies--to obscure their subject. Whoever took this photo wasn't on his game apparently. The old lady--a rather comical figure, is she not?--is probably the photographers wife, but I like to think she's lost and wandering around the Cincinnati Union Terminal service area looking for the ticket window. The locomotive, for those who care, is C&O Pacific type #492. Photo dated July, 1937. View full size.

C&O Allegheny Locomotive: 1941

C&O Allegheny Locomotive: 1941

Lima, Ohio. December 1941. The brilliant C&O/Lima Locomotive design team poses for a photograph in front of their latest creation--a 2-6-6-6 Allegheny. Despite years of claims to the contrary, this first series of Alleghenies were indeed the heaviest steam locomotives ever built. This photo was taken by the Lima company photographer mere days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and for C&O the first ten Alleghenies came right in time for the surge of war traffic on America's railroads.

Wedding Day

Wedding Day

George Rice Jones and Lydia Barnes Jones wedding day portrait in Sallisaw, OK. Ages 17 and 19. July 29, 1927.

Spanish-American War Soldiers: 1898

Spanish-American War Soldiers: 1898

Soldiers back from the Spanish-American war march down Main Street in Columbia, South Carolina in 1898.

Trolley car, Columbia, South Carolina. c. 1900

Trolley car, Columbia, South Carolina. c. 1900

Trolley car in Columbia, SC circa 1900. Trolleys ran over much of downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods at the time.

Miss Gergone's 2nd Grade Class: 1932

Miss Gergone's 2nd Grade Class: 1932

The photo was probably taken in the Hudson Valley area of New York, but it is not identified on the photo. It may be some type of May Day celebration, but I'm not sure. May, 1932. View full size.

1930's Christmas Parade

1930's Christmas Parade

The D. Earl Comb Christmas parade. Back in the early 30's Mr. Comb ran this parade throughout the Midwest and the southeastern United States.

He bought the parade from Albert H. Thacher for $1,800 - including all animals, costumes and props.

The pictures are from various locations. I've only been able to pinpoint two - one at a very specific corner in Atlanta and the other in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. My favorites are of the parade clowns. I've got a Flickr group that contains all the pictures, stationery and contract for this. I've still got some documents I haven't scanned in yet (like the instructions to running a parade), but hopefully will sometime soon.

Maternal Grandparents

Maternal Grandparents

The gentleman on the left and the lady seated in front of him are my grandparents. They immigrated to the US from Hungary. I'm not sure when or where the photo was taken. I was told that my grandmother died during the great flu epidemic around 1918. I think it's interesting how the photographer tried to have a scenic background, but it wasn't quit large enough. I also found the wrapping around the other woman's feet unusual.

Angelic Child

Angelic Child

I know very little about this adorable tot, but I'm pretty sure she was a sister of one of my great-grandparents. The picture was taken in Texas, c1910.

Rock Water Hole

Rock Water Hole

Caption on the back said "Eating Dinner at Rock Water Hole; February 9, 1919." Taken in the Texas Hill Country. The man on the far left is my great-great grandfather Travis Stillwell; the others are his friends.

Arthur Burgoyne Sr.

Arthur Burgoyne Sr.

When my great-grandfather's train went by his house, he always blew the whistle to hail my great-grandmother. New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad.

Josephine, 1940

Josephine, 1940

Josephine, my grandmother, around 1940. This was probably taken in Harlem.

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