Yes, I submitted that information and photos to that website a number of years ago (that's me, William F. Brown, III). The handwriting could be that of my grandfather's, but I'm just not sure. I recall my aunt saying that someone sent the photo to her (or the family?). We didn't have any relatives living in that area, so it must have been a friend of the family.
Four wheels move your Body, Two wheels move your Soul.
I recently got a new scanner that handles film as well as prints. I already had a dedicated film scanner for a while, but it was limited to 35mm slides and negatives - this one can film-scan across its entire flatbed, which will make doing things like 4x5 and 120 negatives a cinch. (Some of you may recall that my parents were professional photographers, so I've got lots of negatives and transparencies in all sizes!) And also 35mm stereo slides, a format that my dad used for family pictures from the late fifites to 1963, when he got our first Nikon (actually a Nikkorex) and began shooting normal full-frame slides.
Anyway, I did some tests with the stereo slides yesterday: the big scanning project of going through the hundreds I have will wait for next winter. While there just isn't the level of image detail that I'm used to in the later Nikon-shot full-frame slides - the stereo slide images are small, and his camera was an amateur model with less-than-razor sharp lenses - these are still priceless!
Here are some great images of my folks from the late fifties, taken in front of their storefront studio on South Broadway in Yonkers, NY:
Inside the studio:
Dad in front:
Dad with their 1953 Plymouth (note the old trolley tracks on Broadway, soon to be removed):
Mom looking like an Ayn Rand-ish corporate portrait:
My paternal grandparents back in WWII- he was in the USCG, assigned to convoy duty in the Atlantic, and she was a WAVE, USN.
And here's my maternal grandmother sometime in the mid '30s.
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Last edited by cm289; 08-22-2015 at 11:54 PM.
Dr and Mrs S. Ohira
May 30, 1927
Mystery photo from my family album. Unfortunately I have absolutely no idea who they are.
Edit: I posted this picture on Facebook and someone was kind enough to research and provide me with the following information:
Dr. William Sumiji Ohira, DDS
Born: November 3, 1887, Nagano, Japan
Died: January 4, 1959, Los Angeles, California
Gerda Hartwig Ohira
Born: April 3, 1899, Berlin, Germany
Last edited by V.C. Brunswick; 09-02-2015 at 10:06 PM.
"I'm playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order."
...Eric Morecambe, OBE