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1943


Virginia Davidson Blakeman and
Phillips Van Cleve Blakeman

Kingston, NJ




Shortly after August 21, 1943
1944


Virginia Leal Blakeman, Van Blakeman
and Beatrice Bruce Blakeman

with Thomas Ledyard Blakeman

and Virginia D Blakeman.
And in Bebe's hand to the right ...

"The Children Who Went To New Jersey"
Author might have been VDB



Princeton, NJ
June, 1944

June, 1945

In Stony Brook
July, 1946

Thomas and Van Blakeman

1946







65 Westcott Rd
September, 1946

On a Cape Cod sand dune
July, 1947
1947





Tucker, Virginia, Bebe, Leal, Hannah
Van, Tom and Penny the dog
Birmingham, MI, December 25, 1948

Van and Hannah Hall Blakeman
Bloomfield Hills, MI
December, 1952

Virginia, Hannah and Van Blakeman
dying Easter eggs
April 05, 1953
1953


With Don Dohoney, camp counselor and
MI football pro. Camp Charlevoix, MI
August 12, 1953

Van burnt his face off weeks prior holding a match
over a shellac can to clean the goop out.
Bloomfield Hills, MI, April 18, 1954

Could be about when they bought
the Cape house.
Cataumet, MA, August, 1954

5905 Wing Lake Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI
April, 1955
1955


Van with Art and Pete Rowe
camping probably in Northern MI
Tom Blakeman taking picture. September, 1955




Cissy Sloan
J D Martin Sloan

Bloomfield Hills, MI
1956





Their new home for a year on
West Mountain Rd, West Simsbury, CN
May, 1957

Tucker the Springer Spaniel



1957












Talk



Van and his pet parakeets
Cataumet, MA
June, 1957

Janey Douglass on
the Megansett pier

Freddie Douglass and Hobbit II
Cataumet, MA

Janey and Freddie



J D Martin Sloan

Van Blakeman's foot
Don't know why

Christmas with their paternal grandmother
Charlotte Phillips Van Cleve Church
Princeton, NJ, December 25, 1957

Uncle Frederic Birdsey Blakeman and his new
wife, Virginia "Jill" Sherwood Blakeman
cutting the wedding cake. June, 1958
1958





Princeton, NJ




Cleo the Christmas puppy
December 25, 1958
1959


Van's aquarium
March, 1959




Cleo and Hobbit II















Hobbit and Tom Blakeman
March, 1959



Van's bedroom

at 95 Wilson Rd, Princeton, NJ

March, 1959













Hannah Hall Blakeman
March 29, 1959



Talk












Bebe Blakeman
June, 1959












Leal Blakeman



Virginia Davidson Blakeman

Marty Sloan, Mt Rushmore, SD









Need a name

Virginia Blakeman

Yellowstone National Park, WY









The Sweetgrass Ranch
Melville, MT
July, 1959

Phillis and Tom Blakeman
Mother and son






Virginia and Tom watching a rodeo clown

Marty Sloan















Van Blakeman

The Sweetgrass ranch house
Melville, MT














Talk



Janey Douglass on the Megansett pier
in North Falmouth, MA
August, 1959

Beach party, probably on Lawrence Island
Cataumet, MA

Freddie Douglass on the bow of their motorboat

Squeteague harbor












Squeteague harbor beetle cats
Cataumet, MA



On the ferry boat to Marthas Vineyard

Edgartown Harbor

Gay Head

Marty and Van on the ferry boat



Biking MV and staying at a
Marthas Vineyard hostel




Old Silver Beach

in Falmouth, MA



Van took her to her prom
probably near Birmingham, MI

Cannot recall her name

September, 1959

Marty digging a drainage trench




The Sloan's new home

Back at the Wilson Rd house
Princeton, NJ
June, 1960

Leal


Tom Blakeman and Prince
1960





Hannah Blakeman


Elli Donald (Hawks) and Ann Donald
Bill Donald III and Bill Donald II
August, 1960

Elli Donald (Hawks) and Ann Donald
Bill Donald III and Bill Donald II
August, 1960



Ranch hand, Sarge Hoem


Ranch hand, Van Blakeman


A roll-over on the way home from the
ranch put his left leg in a full cast
and a dent in his head

Van made this target for Hannah
Princeton, NJ
December 25, 1960
1961


September, 1961


near Princeton


Diana Berrie


His 1939 Packard







Jody Kerssenbrock
December, 1961

Hubert W Giebel and Leal Blakeman
engaged

95 Wilson Rd
Princeton, NJ



Carole Farley with George Wood
and Ruthie Seyfarth
December 09, 1961







David Johnson






Need a name


Need names


Bleak winter view from the house
Princeton, NJ
December 09, 1961
Talk



Diana Berrie


Nick Long
Need her name






1962


'Beaver' Johnson and brothers, NYC

Thomas Ledyard Blakeman
Beatrice Bruce Blakeman

Jody Kerssenbrock
Need his name

On his way to a friend's
farm in Nebraska
March, 1962



Between Lyons and Bancroft, NE
April, 1962


















Van on his way to a shower

Larry Kjeldgaard




Dehorning the cattle ...

... before they poke each
other's eyes out












Nona Kjeldgaard
Need daughter's name

Need son's name


Their babysitter




Need her name



















December 25, 1962


One year later
December 25, 1963


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