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Wedding Day

Wedding Day

George Rice Jones and Lydia Barnes Jones wedding day portrait in Sallisaw, OK. Ages 17 and 19. July 29, 1927.

Spanish-American War Soldiers: 1898

Spanish-American War Soldiers: 1898

Soldiers back from the Spanish-American war march down Main Street in Columbia, South Carolina in 1898.

Trolley car, Columbia, South Carolina. c. 1900

Trolley car, Columbia, South Carolina. c. 1900

Trolley car in Columbia, SC circa 1900. Trolleys ran over much of downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods at the time.

Miss Gergone's 2nd Grade Class: 1932

Miss Gergone's 2nd Grade Class: 1932

The photo was probably taken in the Hudson Valley area of New York, but it is not identified on the photo. It may be some type of May Day celebration, but I'm not sure. May, 1932. View full size.

1930's Christmas Parade

1930's Christmas Parade

The D. Earl Comb Christmas parade. Back in the early 30's Mr. Comb ran this parade throughout the Midwest and the southeastern United States.

He bought the parade from Albert H. Thacher for $1,800 - including all animals, costumes and props.

The pictures are from various locations. I've only been able to pinpoint two - one at a very specific corner in Atlanta and the other in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. My favorites are of the parade clowns. I've got a Flickr group that contains all the pictures, stationery and contract for this. I've still got some documents I haven't scanned in yet (like the instructions to running a parade), but hopefully will sometime soon.

Maternal Grandparents

Maternal Grandparents

The gentleman on the left and the lady seated in front of him are my grandparents. They immigrated to the US from Hungary. I'm not sure when or where the photo was taken. I was told that my grandmother died during the great flu epidemic around 1918. I think it's interesting how the photographer tried to have a scenic background, but it wasn't quit large enough. I also found the wrapping around the other woman's feet unusual.

Angelic Child

Angelic Child

I know very little about this adorable tot, but I'm pretty sure she was a sister of one of my great-grandparents. The picture was taken in Texas, c1910.

Rock Water Hole

Rock Water Hole

Caption on the back said "Eating Dinner at Rock Water Hole; February 9, 1919." Taken in the Texas Hill Country. The man on the far left is my great-great grandfather Travis Stillwell; the others are his friends.

Arthur Burgoyne Sr.

Arthur Burgoyne Sr.

When my great-grandfather's train went by his house, he always blew the whistle to hail my great-grandmother. New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad.

Josephine, 1940

Josephine, 1940

Josephine, my grandmother, around 1940. This was probably taken in Harlem.

Chinese Funeral: 1932

Chinese Funeral: 1932

Ward Road, Shanghai, June 22, 1932. I found this photo in a junk shop in England about 20 years ago. Do I win a prize for submitting the first Chinese picture?

[Very nice. You win ... a big round of applause! Clapclapclapclap - Dave]

Kindergarten Class - Mason, MI - 1927

Kindergarten Class - Mason, MI - 1927

The Horse

The Horse

This picture was taken in December, 1930 on farm north of Alpena, SD. From left to right: My uncle, Ariel Ochsner, died 12/26/1986. My uncle Marcus Ochsner, died 6/8/1934 at 15 years old, accidental gunshot wound to the head. He was out cultivating with team of horses and had rifle with him and it discharged. My aunt Pauline Ochsner, turned 94 on 3/3/2007. My mom Esther Gordon, died 8/22/2000.

My dad in the original Our Gang comedy

My dad in the original Our Gang comedy

This is a picture of my dad (far left) with the rest of the original kids in the Our Gang comedy. This was a silent film, made in the 1920's.

New York City's Youngest Judge

New York City's Youngest Judge

My great-grandfather Leo Healy (center) is installed as the youngest judge in New York City at the age of 34. Flatbush Court, Brooklyn, NY circa 1925.

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