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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Western Electric 5KW

Western Electric 5KW

Western Electric, the equipment supplier for AT&T, was also a major supplier of equipment to radio stations in the 1920s, '30s & '40s. This transmitter at WMMN in Fairmont, WV in 1940 was among the first to use the new Doherty modulation system which was at the time the most efficient known. It was also W.E.'s first 5 kw transmitter to be totally air cooled. Prior to this transmitters in the power class used water-cooled tubes in the output stage.

The Hedge Brothers 1953

The Hedge Brothers 1953

These are my brothers: Dick, Tommy, Kenny, Dale (the baby) and Larry Hedge. Hall, New York, 1953. I came a few years later, the only girl. Of course they named me Peggy, so 1950s.

Little Betty 1931

Little Betty 1931

Geneva, New York.

RMS Mauretania 1906

RMS Mauretania 1906

My grandfather came to America aboard this beautiful ship in 1913 through Ellis Island.

The Valder Family, 1938

The Valder Family, 1938

Sunflower Girl 1942

 Sunflower Girl 1942

My mother in front of the sunflower patch.Stanley, New York. Notice the train going by. I'm sure my father took the picture. They were in love and got married in 1943 They had six children -- five boys and a girl.

Dad and Aunt Maude: 1924

Dad and Aunt Maude: 1924

My father and his Aunt Maude taken in Hall, New York, 1925. Notice the shadow of the person taking the photo. And the lady with the hat. Could have been my grandmother and grandfather Mr. and Mrs. John Hedge. They were of English descent, came to the U.S. around 1913 aboard the Mauretania through Ellis Island from Knapton and Walsham.

 
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