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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAINIER NATIONAL PARK: c. 1920s

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.

Martha Shelton Mason: 1868

Martha Shelton Mason: 1868

This is a portrait of my second great grandmother, circa 1868, when she was approximately 16 years old. Likely taken in Owosso, Shiawassee county, Michigan

Brother and Sister: 1914

Brother and Sister: 1914

My grandfather, Orest Caselli, born 1895, and his sister Catherine, born 1893. Photo taken in the studio of G. Dobkin, New York City, 1914. This along with another one are the oldest known photos of him, and this is the only known photo of her. They came to America (along with 4 other sisters) from Northern Italy via Ellis Island in 1911.

Ray Kenitzer: 1928

Ray Kenitzer: 1928

My Grandfather Ray Kenitzer Sr. seen earlier with the Blatz Brewery softball team. This photo is from 1928 when he was playing on the line for the Milwaukee Badgers.

Dad's 16th Birthday

Dad's 16th Birthday

This was my dad celebrating his 16th birthday in Palm Canyon near the Impossible Railroad, Jacumba, Ca.

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