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The rampantly-waving wedding veil says it all. An overexposed, but still happy wedding photo. About 1966.

The rampantly-waving wedding veil says it all. An overexposed, but still happy wedding photo. About 1966.

In the 1960s, nurses on a smoking break were just part of the scenery. My mother, in the middle.

In the 1960s, nurses on a smoking break were just part of the scenery. My mother, in the middle.

My grandfather, contemplating the pointiness of time over a smoke and a alcoholic beverage.
I ran out of old family photos for a while, but I’ve started scanning some old photo slides.

My grandfather, contemplating the pointiness of time over a smoke and a alcoholic beverage.

I ran out of old family photos for a while, but I’ve started scanning some old photo slides.

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.