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Photographs1860 of 2897Duragotype?Mug Shot Photograph  circa 1950 New York City Collection Jim Linderman
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Posted 3 years ago

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toolate2
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These are of my father. The first is him in 1944 showing off the used bike a neighbor had just given him. Dad's family was very poor and could never afford to buy him one. The neighbor--old man Meaney-- had an extra and gave it to my dad. Look at his face. That's a happy kid! He was like thirteen years old and that's his first bike... It looks like a Columbia maybe. Anyway, fast forward sixty or so years and there he is in the second picture showing off the 1936 Elgin I restored for him. While he enjoyed the gesture he never did ride it. His right knee was to painful by this time.. Guess I waited to long. Thanks for looking!

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  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    Nice story.
  2. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    Thanks kingboat and everybody!!!
  3. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the love Beaux!!!
  4. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    Thanks Kerry!
  5. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
    Anytime toolate, I really enjoyed the story line behind this one too!!
  6. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    We take so much for granted these days. A lot of people from dad's generation really did have it much harder...
  7. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Thanks Scandi! I got a little teary myself writing it... Thanks olegaclockman47!!
  8. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Thank you. You're very kind...
  9. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    What a great photo toolate ! I love his happy face on both and the wind propeller on his his first bike now that was one cool kid out for a ride ! :-)
  10. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Mani, he's talked about this bike and the neighbor kindness many times over the years. It meant a lot to him. Thanks for the love you guys!!!
  11. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Thanks ozmarty!!!
  12. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 2 years ago
    Thanks for sharing this. What a great story
  13. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 2 years ago
    Very special !!!! You're a good man !!! Just goes to show it's Never Too Late !
  14. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love guys!!
  15. chevy59 chevy59, 2 years ago
    Thats a great memory to have of your father, thanks for sharing!
  16. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Thanks chev59 and officialfuel!!!
  17. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love love.anything.old! I guess it still counts even though you love anything old...lol...
  18. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Thanks egreeley1976!
  19. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Thanks macrobabe!!
  20. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Phil, Want to take a stab at this one?
  21. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Thank you Amy! We don't look anything alike... I think the milkman may have...well, anyway, thank you!!
  22. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Thanks Bruce!!
  23. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    I love that first photo with the whirlygigs attached to the handle bars. Wonderful !!
  24. musikchoo musikchoo, 2 years ago
    Great photos toolate2! A grouping in a multiple frame would look Great on your wall !!
  25. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Thanks guys!
  26. Kathycat Kathycat, 2 years ago
    What great pictures, great story and most of all great memories of your dad.
  27. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love Kathycat!!
  28. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Thanks miKKo!!
  29. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Thanks Kevin!!
  30. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    GREAT photos!

    scott
  31. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Thanks Scott!
  32. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    SCANDI! No need to apologize. But, you are missed!!
  33. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    That man of many names...PhilDavidAlexanderMorris... Has taken my fathers photo from the 1940's and worked his magic. Check it out! I've made it the first picture you see and moved the original over to the far right. I love it! Thanks Phil for making a great old photo look new again!!!
  34. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Anytime toolate, I originally did not see your message up there to take a stab at this until after I had done the job ! A pleasure !~Phil.
  35. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Thanks tony! I love this one especially!!!
  36. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Thanks vetraio50!!
  37. toolate2 toolate2, 11 months ago
    Thanks petey!!
  38. toolate2 toolate2, 11 months ago
    Thanks gargoylecollector!!
  39. toolate2 toolate2, 9 months ago
    Thanks flask fenwiki and Luckyace68!!
  40. toolate2 toolate2, 9 months ago
    Thanks vanskyock24 !!

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