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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.
The photograph was made about 1920 in Fairfield County, Connecticut. I would like to have comments about the picture and its possible origin. I found it with my family photographs, without any identification as to the name of the group. It does not seem to be a picnic as there is no food shown. People of all ages shown. Brownie held camera shown in right front row. Men generally have shirts and ties. Church group? Maybe. - Robert Edward McKenna
After a baseball game the Raybestos Company employee team is shown relaxing at the Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Connecticut. My father, James Edward McKenna, fourth from the left in the back row, is leaning against a tree. Picture was taken about 1917. From the several smiles on their faces, I imagine that they won the game that day. - Robert Edward McKenna View full size.