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Photographs2297 of 4357Dr. Philip Crane1918 Photograph!  Who is The Beautiful Mrs. Bundag???  from Goodwill
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Posted 4 years ago


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Hello, I posted Mom's history before, I never knew it but I read on internet that there was a fire in Iceland and she saved some patients, then went to London and helped wounded when it was bombed, then to New York! (If you can make it there you can make it anywhere)! F S Where she toured with Kate Smith selling War Bonds, Then she Christened the Worlds largest Hosp. ship and was in charge of the 40 nurses, this is her camera, and I believe she took the photo of W. Chur. and FDR Jr. She never talked much about the war, I had a rough time in Vietnam and was anti war, my father was a Colonel, retired. Both Republicans! And me a democrat!! Thanks for looking! Don


  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    Love this posting, the image of your mother in the last photo is so well done, beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing.
  2. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    You are welcome, she was tough! She was nurse in Nebraska and on days off picked asparagus on the farm and sold it locally!
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    Sounds like a hard working woman.
  4. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    That generation that experienced the depression worked hard, my generation watched TV and had life easy!
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    That they did, it had such a significant impact on that generation.
  6. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    true so true!
  7. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
    A decent camera; looks to be a Kodak Vigilant Junior Six-20. Introduced April 1940 and discontinued January 1949. Used 620 roll film to shoot 2-1/4" x 3-1/4" pictures. It sold for $8.50 in 1940 and then jumped to $9.25 in 1941. Otherwise, an amazing mom.
  8. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    Thanks 1940 is just right for WW-2. I am still amazed by the beauty of your wood cameras! If I ever see one cheap, I will grab it and send photo to you! If you like it, it is yours! your friend Don
  9. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    What a woman!
  10. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    She was a good mom, she even ironed T-shirts! She canned food, and baked a lot. She was always angry some at me because I would spend years traveling the world. Thanks AmberRose, I posted her before, with more photos about 7 months ago, just her camera now. I hear Chicago women are special!? True?
  11. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    stunning camera:)
  12. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    Thank you SEAN, Nice for $8.50!
  13. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    your very welcome toracat:) yes very nice for $8.50
  14. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    Yep, we rock just like your Mama.
  15. petey petey, 4 years ago
    Small world, my dad was stationed in Iceland in WWII for a while, flying as a gunner in Liberators, on anti Uboat patrol and convoy escort.
  16. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    Thank you petey and Geno, it is a small world! My dad was Army WW-2 in the Aleutian Is.

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