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Lots of streets in New York City had block parties to celebrate the end of World War II. This picture was taken on 46th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue in the old area known as Hell's Kitchen. That was one street away from the piers where the soldiers and sailors used to land when they came home from the war.
Eight men and seven deer about 1895 in Hanover, Michigan.
Back Row Left to Right
1.Wells W. Dew (b.1848, d.1933)
5.A.B.Sanderson (Albert Edwin Thompson Sanderson, b.1867, d.1921)
Front Row Left to Right
1.Ralph Sanderson (b.1874, d.1957)
2.Will H. Sanderson, Jr. (b.1852, d.1933)
3.Doc. Hathaway (medical doctor in Hanover, Michigan)
Ralph and A.B Sanderson are cousins. Will Sanderson is the father of Ralph and uncle to A.B. Sanderson.