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The Boys of Summer

Photo taken on the boardwalk of Coney Island around July, 1948 by my mother on a family outing from the Bronx. The Dodgers were still in Brooklyn and Steeplechase park was one of the most creativ...

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Sailor Boys: 1944

This is my father, John (on right), and his older brother, Rhea, in the summer of 1944. My father is seven years old, and his brother is nine years old. I believe this was taken in front of their...

https://www.shorpy.com/node/25821

Ozark Teachers

The staff of Ozark High School in southern Missouri posing for a group photo sometime in the early 1930s. The kids peering out of the windows are apparently having a good time watching. My grandm...

https://www.shorpy.com/node/25769

Avila Beach

After suffering a bloody shin incident, there was still a smile ready for the camera. My aunt Margaret and father Don were frequent visitors to Avila Beach when growing up in San Luis Obispo, CA....

https://www.shorpy.com/node/25763

Farm Wagon

Circa 1917, near Watervliet NY, two of my wife's aunts, (the two little girls on the left) with their mother and other family members, having fun the way they did it back in the day. View full si...

https://www.shorpy.com/node/25728

Riverdale Bridge

My grandfather on my father's side drove the school bus in Christian County, Missouri for many years. This is him leaning on the hood of his school bus in about 1950. His route crossed the Riverd...

https://www.shorpy.com/node/25723

Junior Firefighters

My mother Judy (on the left) hams it up with her best friend Bobbie at the New York Historical Society in 1951. It was Mom's first job after graduating from college. The picture appears to have b...

https://www.shorpy.com/node/25686

Ken and Jack: 1936

My father's family moved from a Kansas farm to Riverside, California in 1936. This picture was taken, probably by my grandfather, Paul, at about that time. I don't know if this picture was before...

https://www.shorpy.com/node/25667

Whurisit?

I found a lot of negatives among my mother's effects and this was among them. Most of the photos seem to be from Tennessee, Georgia or Alabama, but I have no idea about this one. Can anyone help?

https://www.shorpy.com/node/25670

Grand Finale: 1960

I submit this photo for the 60th Anniversary of the end of an American institution, the small city streetcar. Shorpy followers will have undoubtedly noticed that a great many of the early 20th Ce...

https://www.shorpy.com/node/25640

Peddling Popcorn: 1936

The Gem Theater located on North Main Street in downtown Charles City, Iowa, circa 1936. Theater manager Jack Kuech is pictured under the marquis of the 1936 version of Romeo & Juliet being promo...

https://www.shorpy.com/node/25633

Alterations: 1966

My grandmother in 1966 at the sewing machine in her clothing store in McLean, Texas, on Main Street. I'm next to her in the hat, probably asking a million questions, along with my younger sister....

https://www.shorpy.com/node/25621

Theater District: 1960

A bright and sunny New Year's Day 1960 found me walking along Grand Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri. I snapped this photo because three days later the streetcars would cease running, owing to the c...

https://www.shorpy.com/node/25619

My Favorite Chair

Circa 1909 photograph of an unidentified elderly gentleman relaxing in one of his two favorite chairs on North Jackson Street in Charles City, Iowa. Taken from a 5x7 inch glass negative. View ful...

https://www.shorpy.com/node/25580

Hart-Parr: 1910

Circa 1910 construction at the Hart-Parr Tractor plant in Charles City, Iowa the home of the first farm tractor. The plant was serviced by two railroads, the Illinois Central and the Chicago, Mil...

https://www.shorpy.com/node/25575

Return to El Cid

My husband of 41 years, Greg Weber (on the right), and his buddy Greg Duncan, Charleston, South Carolina, September 1972. They had just returned to The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina...

https://www.shorpy.com/node/25607

Lunchtime: 1968

Around 1968 we traveled from Akron, Ohio, to Los Angeles (the scenic route) and one of our lunch stops was somewhere in Wyoming. The wild, wild west is about how it is out that way with hundreds ...

https://www.shorpy.com/node/25515