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The 1950s

Road Trip

Janis family prepares for a road trip in July 1950.

Niagara Falls

Janis family at Niagara Falls in 1950. This photo was taken on the American side.

The 1940s

Gardening - 1946

Putting in a garden at 16 Willow Street, Stamford, CT.

Gardening - 1946

I believe my mom is using a coal ash shovel, Gardening was never her forte.

Bellingham, WA - 1944

My dad was in the army stationed at Fort Lewis. Photo taken at Larrabee State Park in Bellingham, WA. I've seen similar rock formations in British Columbia, presumably caused by uneven ocean erosion.

Bellingham, WA - 1944

My mom was born in Bellingham, WA. She met my dad at a USO event. They married in 1945. She knew Charles Xavier and Frances Larrabee, children of Charles Larrabee a billionaire who donated the land for Washington's first state park, located on Samish Bay in Bellingham.

Tony Poltrack - 1944

Bellingham, WA

Gone Fishing - 1944

Bellingham, Washington


Three Suckers - 1941

This was Mom's caption for this photo. It must have been a fun day.

Do Not Feed The Animals - 1941

I love this photo, captioned by my Mom It was taken the same day as "Three Suckers". Climbing aboard a fishing boat for a photo opportunity (below).

Pat & Betty

Pat Mead and Betty Pratt pose for a photo in Bellingham, WA.

The 1920s

The Poltrack Family

Top Row (L-R) - Adeline, Henry, Lillian

Bottom Row (L-R) - Mary, Francis, Emilia, Eddy, Anthony, Tony (My Dad), Helen

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The 1940s