Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Reading PA Baseball Team, part of the Tri-State Division in the Minor League in 1908. Players included: Frank Baker, Jack Lelivelt, John Barthold and Barton, Clay, Lynch, Stroh, Files, Crooks, Emerson, Boice, and Shaugnessy. Weigand was the manager.
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Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Florida Memory Project: They see your photos as history in the making.
History didn't end yesterday. So keep the Florida Memory Project in mind when you sift through Grandma's old photos - and when you're clicking off shots on your digital camera.
"Today's photo is tomorrow's history," said Rivers Buford III, legislative-affairs director for the Florida Department of State. "If we don't start (saving) modern pictures, there's going to be a gap in the archives."
The Florida Memory Project is the Department of State's four-pronged collection of state history: video, audio, online classroom and still photos. All four components are available online, though the Florida Photographic Collection is the star: Its site draws an incredible 200,000 visitors a month.
Read full article from the Tallahassee Democrat, Tallahassee, FL, May 30, 2006
Monday, May 29, 2006
Collection of ten postcards and photographs from the 1920s showing various departments at the Pittsburgh, PA Odd Fellows Home for Widows and Orphans.
Includes photos of the barber shop, chapel, dentist office, chapel and photos of many unidentified students.
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More Pittsburgh, PA Old Photos at http://www.familyoldphotos.com/pa/coll2/pittsburgh.htm
Collection of old postcards and photos of street scenes, businesses, buildings and homes in Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas.
Includes photo of workers and passengers on an early bus from the Coffeyville Motor Company and early 1900s photo of the men of Fire Station No. 1. Both of these include many unknown people - you might recognize some of them.
Mostly early 1900s photos, with a couple of 1940s-1950s street views.
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More Kansas Old Photos at http://www.familyoldphotos.com/ks