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Everybody used to smoke: Uncle Lloyd and Millie, 1920s.

Everybody used to smoke: Uncle Lloyd and Millie, 1920s.

Everybody used to smoke: My grandpa, setting a bad example for my brother, circa 1973.

Everybody used to smoke: My grandpa, setting a bad example for my brother, circa 1973.

Everybody used to smoke: my grandmother and a friendly doorman in San Francisco, 1939.

Everybody used to smoke: my grandmother and a friendly doorman in San Francisco, 1939.

Everybody used to smoke: My mother, about 1967.

Everybody used to smoke: My mother, about 1967.

Everybody used to smoke: my grandparents with friends on a cruise, 1970s.

Everybody used to smoke: my grandparents with friends on a cruise, 1970s.

Everybody used to smoke: Uncle Shorty & Aunt Jeannie, 1962.

Everybody used to smoke: Uncle Shorty & Aunt Jeannie, 1962.

Everybody used to smoke: Great Aunt Marguerite’s birthday, 1970s.

Everybody used to smoke: Great Aunt Marguerite’s birthday, 1970s.

The dates get fuzzy from this point back… Family photos from the turn of the century and earlier.

My great-great grandmother Myra, in both photograph (1880s) and in a painting by her daughter-in-law (turn of the century).

The dates get fuzzy from this point back… Family photos from the turn of the century and earlier.
My great-grandmother Marceline is on the left. I’ve wondered if there had been a recent illness that required hair to be cut….

The dates get fuzzy from this point back… Family photos from the turn of the century and earlier.

My great-grandmother Marceline is on the left. I’ve wondered if there had been a recent illness that required hair to be cut….

The dates get fuzzy from this point back… Family photos from the turn of the century and earlier.

Mediated history: scan of a photograph of a photograph, with the same person at different ages.

The dates get fuzzy from this point back… Family photos from the turn of the century and earlier.
My great-grandfather, about 1898.

The dates get fuzzy from this point back… Family photos from the turn of the century and earlier.

My great-grandfather, about 1898.

The dates get fuzzy from this point back… Family photos from the turn of the century and earlier.
These are the half-siblings of my great-grandmother Sadie.

The dates get fuzzy from this point back… Family photos from the turn of the century and earlier.

These are the half-siblings of my great-grandmother Sadie.

The dates get fuzzy from this point back… Family photos from the turn of the century and earlier.
My great-great grandfather Harvey is the mustachioed gentleman seated on the left, and the others are his brothers.

The dates get fuzzy from this point back… Family photos from the turn of the century and earlier.

My great-great grandfather Harvey is the mustachioed gentleman seated on the left, and the others are his brothers.

The dates get fuzzy from this point back… Family photos from the turn of the century and earlier.

My great-grandmother, looking lovely as usual.

The dates get fuzzy from this point back… Family photos from the turn of the century and earlier.
My grandmother Charlotte, about 1906.

The dates get fuzzy from this point back… Family photos from the turn of the century and earlier.

My grandmother Charlotte, about 1906.