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Great Uncle Brewster 
c. 1941 - Michigan
Photographs from the collection of  Harry Snowden

Great Uncle Brewster 

c. 1941 - Michigan

Photographs from the collection of Harry Snowden

Boy scout fair promotional
1964
Lansing, Michigan
Newspaper photographer - State Journal

I was sitting in the lobby of the WITL radio waiting for my mother to get off air, when someone from the governor’s office spotted me in my cub scout uniform. The next day, I was in George W.Romney’s office selling him the first ticket to the boy scout fair. I’m the money man on the left…
Photographs from the collection of Harry Snowden

Boy scout fair promotional

1964

Lansing, Michigan

Newspaper photographer - State Journal

I was sitting in the lobby of the WITL radio waiting for my mother to get off air, when someone from the governor’s office spotted me in my cub scout uniform. The next day, I was in George W.Romney’s office selling him the first ticket to the boy scout fair. I’m the money man on the left…

Photographs from the collection of Harry Snowden

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis with first prize
Mason, Michigan  c.1935
Photographer unknown

My Great Grandparents grew flowers, some fruit and vegitables on 5 acres. He sold flowers to Lansing florists and at the farmers market using a small delivery van with Ellis Flowers printed on the side. I’m not sure who presented the prize for the arrangement, but it would have been something like the Master Gardeners of the day, or an Ingham County agricultural prize.

Photographs from the collection of  Harry Snowden

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis with first prize

Mason, Michigan  c.1935

Photographer unknown

My Great Grandparents grew flowers, some fruit and vegitables on 5 acres. He sold flowers to Lansing florists and at the farmers market using a small delivery van with Ellis Flowers printed on the side. I’m not sure who presented the prize for the arrangement, but it would have been something like the Master Gardeners of the day, or an Ingham County agricultural prize.

Photographs from the collection of  Harry Snowden

Harry Robert Wilson 1944
War Training Service
General Aviation Field - Near Kalamazoo, Michigan
Photographs from the collection of Harry Snowden

Harry Robert Wilson 1944

War Training Service

General Aviation Field - Near Kalamazoo, Michigan

Photographs from the collection of Harry Snowden

Three Sisters
Michigan
c. 1946
Photographs from the collection of  Harry Snowden

Three Sisters

Michigan

c. 1946

Photographs from the collection of Harry Snowden

Westward
Mason, Michigan
1929
The depression was not yet in full swing. My grandfather Wilson needed to travel to Colorado for summer courses that would allow him to teach back in Michigan. From left to right: Great uncle Brewster ( age 15 ), my grandfather Harry R. Wilson, Aunt Bobbie, my grandmother Winifred Wilson, my mother Shirley Wilson and my great aunt Margaret ( age 13 ). I cannot imagine what it would have been like to travel cross country in 1929. Love the camping gear strapped to the fenders.
I have another imagine from this same cross country adventure. It is located here: Feeding the Bears - Yellowstone National Park
Photographs from the collection of  Harry Snowden

Westward

Mason, Michigan

1929

The depression was not yet in full swing. My grandfather Wilson needed to travel to Colorado for summer courses that would allow him to teach back in Michigan. From left to right: Great uncle Brewster ( age 15 ), my grandfather Harry R. Wilson, Aunt Bobbie, my grandmother Winifred Wilson, my mother Shirley Wilson and my great aunt Margaret ( age 13 ). I cannot imagine what it would have been like to travel cross country in 1929. Love the camping gear strapped to the fenders.

I have another imagine from this same cross country adventure. It is located here: Feeding the Bears - Yellowstone National Park

Photographs from the collection of Harry Snowden

The Day Job
Flamingo Motel - c. 1951
Las Vegas, Nevada
Mom’s very cool day job, swimming in Johnny Weissmuller’s aqua show at the Flamingo in Vegas. Had to be more exciting then anything involving a name tag!
Photographs from the collection of  Harry Snowden

The Day Job

Flamingo Motel - c. 1951

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mom’s very cool day job, swimming in Johnny Weissmuller’s aqua show at the Flamingo in Vegas. Had to be more exciting then anything involving a name tag!

Photographs from the collection of Harry Snowden

asks:
beautiful images and history. i am looking forward to you posting more. what treasures you have!

Thank You!

Parkview Drive
Plymouth, Michigan
1959
A very old slide of my first home.  It has that retro deterioration look that is a popular processing trick in digital photography. I’m inside…cloth diapers I’m sure.
Photographs from the collection of  Harry Snowden

Parkview Drive

Plymouth, Michigan

1959

A very old slide of my first home.  It has that retro deterioration look that is a popular processing trick in digital photography. I’m inside…cloth diapers I’m sure.

Photographs from the collection of Harry Snowden