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Church Crew: 1902

Church Crew: 1902

San Francisco c. 1902. Building St. Boniface Church. The monk in the center, holding the roll of plans, is the German-born Adrian Wewer, O.S.F (1836-1914), architect of this and over 100 church and other buildings in the U.S. Next to him on the left, the big strapping guy in the dark hat and holding a cigar stub, is my grandfather on my mother's side. Four years later, the building was reduced to an empty shell in the earthquake and fire. Scanned from a period 8x10 probably contact-printed from a glass plate. View full size.

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After the earthquake

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Family Resemblance

You can see the family resemblance between your mother and your grandfather in the eyes and mouth. What a fantastic picture!

Hats

Notice that all the men in this photo, except one, and the Franciscan monks, are wearing hats. Not formal - just part of the gear, like baseball hats are today.

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