Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Hickory High School, Hickory, PA 1944 Basketball Team Photo

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Hickory High School, Hickory, PA 1944 Basketball Team Photo

Bloomfield High School, Bloomfield, Connecticut Class of 1929 Photo

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The Class of 1929 when they were sophomores in 1927.

Class Roster: Bertel Anderson, Ruth Barnard, Bella Bercowetz, Emily Chase, Cora Coleman, Stuart Coles, Grace Curtis, Sarah Donatelli, Fedora Ferraresso, Lillian George, Lawrence Granger, Elvera Kjellquist, Annie Kripes, Sheldon Ladd, Dorothy Lagan, Helen Larsen, Wayland Loomis, Anna Lynch, Frederick Machholz, Jessie Milvae, Gertrude Painter, Marie Pelser, Rufus Peterson, Frances Petschke, Alan Root, Marion Saracenco, Frank Smith, Clara Soule, Arthur Zinser.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Dim the Lights & Get the Popcorn.... Watch World War II Newsreels

Settle back into your easy chair... or rather computer chair... for a special screening of World War II Movie Reels.

"United News" Newsreels, were produced produced by the U. S. Office of War Information (OWI) from 1942-1946. These 10 minute motion picture propaganda films, promoted patriotism and were shown in movie theatres across the United States and in foreign countries.

And now they're showing on line on your computer at Ancestry.com. All 267 of them.

See Jimmy Stewart, Clark Gable, Joe Lewis, Bing Crosby, James Cagney, Judy Garland, Harpo Marx, Mickey Rooney and other celebrities. And, General McArthur, President Roosevelt, General Eisenhower, Henry Ford, J. Edgar Hoover, General Patton, Walt Disney, Eddie Rickenbacker, Winston Churchill, and many others

Watch Marines raise the flag on Iwo Jima, see bombs and artillery shells splatter the terrain, generals inspect the troops and witness as Japanese officials sign the final surrender.

View the newsreels: WWII ‘United News’ Newsreels, 1942-1946

Bring a lot of popcorn.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Whatcom High School, Bellingham, Washington 1924 Girls Basketball Team Photo


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Players: Freda B. Slater, Eleanor Griffith, Irene Davidson - captain, Mae Goodman, Edna Mae Hill, Amy Ritchie, Thelma Newell, Abbie Peterson, Opal Roaney, Mary McCush.

Two of the players are not in the photograph.

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Union City High School, Union City, PA Freshmen Class 1932 Photo

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Union City High School, Union City, PA Freshmen Class 1932 Photo

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Colby College, Waterville, Maine 1917 Glee Club Photo


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In the photograph: Hugh Spencer Pratt, Winthrop Lambert Webb, Lloyd Lester Davis, Ernest Raymond Scribner, Herbert Lee Newman, Ellsworth Prince - accompanist, Carl Webster Robinson, Clifton Marcellus Tracy, Jonas Gleason Perry, Wallace Gerry Hastings, Ralph Curry Hughes, John Arthur Stowell, Harold Raymond Speare, John Foster Choate, Robert Tyrrell Carey, Guy Edward Rouse, Raymond Oliver Brinkman.

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Homer P. Little

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Central High School, Houston, Texas 1925 Girls Basketball Team Photo


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Central High School, Houston, Texas 1925 Girls Basketball Team Photo

Parma High School, Parma, Idaho 1937 Basketball Team Photo


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Players: Dale Olson, Edward Platt, Frank Smart, Donald Fisher, Bowman Vertrees, Harvey Pritchard, Warren Thornburgh, Freddie Hulz, Theron Gough.

The coach was Vilas M. Brandt.

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Southmont High School, Johnstown, PA 1939-40 Basketball Team Photo


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Canton, Ohio 1906 Football Team Photo

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In the photograph: Ernst, Schrontz, Thorpe, Cure, Wallace, Murphy, Rilley, Townsend, Sheldon, Lang, Reemsnyder, Stevenson, Sweet and Steinberg.
The first names of the players are unkonwn.

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Jenkintown Junior High School, Jenkintown, PA Students 1926 Photo

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Jenkintown Junior High School, Jenkintown, PA Students 1926 Photo

Bloom Township High School Baseball Team, Chicago Heights, IL 1924


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The names of the players are unknown. Perhaps you'll recognize some of them.

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North Central High School, Spokane, Washington Band 1925 Photo

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In the photograph: Edwin Curtis, Edward Haynes, Harleigh Lines, Joe Pearson, David Kaye, Victor Schatz, Lawrance Thompson John Huneke, Lewis Stevens, Russell Acton, Chester Griffith, Fred Stejer, Gene Balch, Bill Ross, Franklin Jacobs, Merton Poole, Arthur Becker, Joe Monk, Charles Hulick, John Cox, Colwyn Jones, Clifton Holm, Ronald Rice, Don Bonser, Elmer Anderberg, Lawrance Lewis, Richard McBroom, Sam Knight, George Sander, Leslie Fleming, Elliot Joyner, Horton McLucas, Cottrell Henry, Gilbert Schade, Russell Hickey, Leonard Johnson, George Fleming, Walter McLain, Norman McGinty, Floyd Carr, Howard Doust, Edwin Slate, Lawrance Totten, Clarence Kasline, Donald Studulska, Wesley Ross, Harold Anderson, Philip Redford, Leland White, Tom McNiell, Floyd Tesarik, Willard Sisson, Carlton Glader, Philip Lewis, Bill Jennings, Courtland Lohr, Eugene Brazier, Vincent Henry, Cetus Bailey, Robert Wehemeier, Robert Lockhead, William Steenbergen, Dave Wallace, Wellington Forgus, Everette Nelson, John Armstrong, Newton Vinther, Russell McNiell, Howard Austin, James Albert Bigger, Lowry Bennett, Rex Fairborn, Don Ross, George Graham, Art Ross, Bob Sater, Harold Ostrander.

Director - Lowell C. Bradford

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Coshocton High School, Coshocton, Ohio Sophomore Girls 1926-27 photograph

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In the photograph: Mildred Zimmer, Mary Simmons, Kerma Young, Belva Cox, Florence Ferber, Dorothy Brewer, Katherine Huff, Yvonne Elson, Marjorie Mills, Delmina Sexton, Lillian Laird, Evelyn Lockard, Goldie Kreider, Dorothea Zill, Janice Rogers, Marion Jones, Ellen Hinig, Annette Ashman, Mary Frances Thresh, Florence Zelkowitz, Annabelle Teale, Marie Miller, Frances Cheney, Maxine Harrison, Mary Patterson, Janice Gaumer, Ruth Heffelflinger (or Heffelfinger), Virgnia Tracewell, Sarah Markley, Bernice Kilpatrick, Grace Smailes, Eloise Way, Ethel Scott, Dorothy Hoyt, Garnet Griffith, Audrey Emerson, Kathleen Guenther, Beatrice Miller, Ruth Hudson, Edna Abner, Marie Laflin, Gertrude Borden, Bonnie Emler, Hester Wheeler, Eva Felton, Irene Cooper, Eula Maffatt, Lena Miller, Alice McClain, Dorothy Van Voorhis, Yetta Weisblat, Ruth Hudson, Rachel Clark, Fern Bolen, Ruth Smith

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Scio High School, Scio, Ohio Class of 1948 photo


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Sara Lou Cramblett, Jesse Smith, Robert Bower, Robert Linard, Jo Anne Porter, Betty Snyder, Maxine Crimn, Mary Lou Ourant, Lenora Foutz, Keith Stamm, Dallas Haines, George Harris, Arlene Hibinger, Charles Shultz, Dale Walton, Carl Lunemann, Caldonia Christian, Audrey Burkhart, Ardith Chipukaizer, Betty Ernest, Betty Brothers, Audrey Crall, Richard Osburn, Patricia Heidy, Marian Prather, Margaret Simpson, James Ralston, Joe McGinnis, Glenora McGinnis

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Friday, May 11, 2007

Concordia High School, Concordia, Kansas 1922-23 Basketball Team

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The names of the players are unknown. You might recognize some of them.

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Everson High School, Everson, Washington 1917-18 Basketball Team Photo

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The names of the players are unknown. You might recognize some of them.

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Downers Grove High School, Downers Grove, Illinois 1932 Football Team Photo

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In the photograph: Henry Steffans, John Hathaway, Loren Sparks, Erven Schumacher, Edward Lack, Harry Bollow, Edwin Spahn, Lewis Bozynski, Howard Skutle, Robert Burns, Ben Groves, Joseph Kroll, Jack Kidwell, George Rungger, Ralph Anderson, Wilbur Littleford, Roy Nelson, William Rives, Lewis Britton, William Staiger, Charles Schubert, Raymond Denny, Jack Lindstrom, Clyde Rigsbee, Walter Oestmann, George Heartt, Rupert Bateman, Edwin Hoffman, _____ Grimm, Tom Slanec, Jack Bolton, John Baranowski, Raymond Artabasy, Frank Littleford, Jack Mathews, Edward Lukes, James Reninger

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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Old Kentucky Photos on Line

Photos from Louisville's and Kentucky's past are enjoying a second youth -- online.

A digital collections library feature added to the University of Louisville website last week allows users to browse more than 1,000 photos of Kentucky life in the early 1900s and almost 800 postcards collected by an extended Kentucky family during the same time period.
Read the full article from the Courier Journal on line

View the photos on the University of Louisville website

Greensburg, Kansas Old Photographs and Postcards

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An early 1900s look at the Kansas town that was recently devistated by a tornado. Photos include downtown street scenes, a 1914 residence section view, 1907 school house, the Kiowa County Court House and three photos of tornadoes from the 1910s-1920s.

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

US - Mexico Border Crossing Records On Line

From an Ancestry.com press release --

Ancestry.com Launches U.S. - Mexico Border Crossings Collection 1903 to 1957

More Than 3.5 Million Border Crossing Records From Mexico to the United States; Features 24 Land Ports of Entry From California to Texas

PROVO, Utah, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Ancestry.com, the world's largest online resource for family history, today announced the release of the first and only online collection of border crossing records for individuals who crossed the U.S. - Mexico border between 1903 and 1957. This new collection, which includes more than 3.5 million names, is the latest addition to Ancestry.com's Immigration Records Collection, which also includes the largest online collection of U.S. ship passenger list records featuring more than 100 million names from 1820 to 1960.

These border crossing records primarily document early 20th-century Mexican immigration to the United States. During the first 30 years of the 1900s, more than 1 million Mexicans immigrated to the United States as a result of the Mexican Revolution in 1910, job opportunities during WWI and U.S. agricultural advances.

"There are unique and untold stories waiting to be discovered about the American southwest and Mexico," said Megan Smolenyak, Chief Family Historian for Ancestry.com. "This collection represents a significant opportunity for
Mexican-Americans to discover their family's footsteps to the United States and for everyone to celebrate Mexican contributions to American culture..."

These records contain insightful clues into a family's past, such as names and birthdates of travelers, names of friends or family in Mexico or the United States, as well as some signatures. This collection will be an especially useful tool for individuals whose ancestors arrived from Mexico between 1908 and 1957, as the most complete records were kept during this time period. Many of these border crossing records also include passport-type photos that were attached to the original documents. Ancestry.com transcribed the names in the collection from more than 3 million documents. The records were culled from 24 land ports of entry from California to Texas. Among the busiest ports of entry were Laredo, Brownsville and El Paso, Texas; Nogales, Arizona; and San Ysidro, California.

View the border crossing records at ancestry.com