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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT, WWII

A gentle Shepherd tending his flock

A gentle Shepherd tending his flock

This photo was taken in the early 1920's by my Great-Grandfather. They bred and trained German Shepherds for police work mostly but also worked with the dog's gentler abilities too. I believe this was taken in Hempstead on Long Island. Their kennels were located in the area of farmland which became suburban East Meadow and the landscape was more rural there, leading me to believe that this was taken in town. No idea who the child is, certainly not an immediate relative. Perhaps a distant cousin, anyone recognize the little girl? View full size.

Starling Medical School graduate

Starling Medical School graduate

This is the class of 1898 my great-great Grandfather (Frank L. Keeler) is the one in all black, second from the left. Starling Medical School became part of Ohio State University's Medical School around 1914. My Grandfather later practiced medicine in Oklahoma, when it was still a territory, and then moved his family to Miami. View full size.

Great-Great-Grandpa Herman

Great-Great-Grandpa Herman

My great-great-grandfather, Herman Wogatske. Tin type, front and back. Scratched into the varnish on the back: Herman Wogatzke, (line 2 unknown), Meriden, Conn., (lines 5 and 6 unknown). View full size.

Leonard and Esther Wogatske

Leonard and Esther Wogatske

My great-grandparents. Leonard and Esther (Smith) Wogatske. Esther died in 1926, at the age of 32, from complications following child birth. They had 3 daughters, 1 son (died before first birthday), and one still born boy.
This is from a 1.5" print badly damaged by mildew, and recently painstakingly restored. Circa 1912. View full size.

Uncle Otto and Aunt Hattie

Uncle Otto and Aunt Hattie

Otto and Hattie Schiffer. Circa 1900. Studio wedding photograph. View full size.

Grandma Morrell

Grandma Morrell

1941 - Arlene "Billie" (Wogatske) Morrell. 5 Bellaire Dr, Old Saybrook, CT. 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Copper mine, Rio Tinto, Nevada: 1941

Copper mine, Rio Tinto, Nevada: 1941

My grandfather, James "Harry" Ramsey, loved working as a copper miner, in Rio Tinto, Nevada. The Rio Tinto mine flourished during World II, but declining copper prices after the war forced the mine to close in 1948. Rio Tinto is now a ghost town. This photo was taken by my grandmother in 1941. Grandpa is the third man from the left. View full size.

 
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