Gamble Alexander

Updated Dec 26, 2016
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on Nov 26, 2016 11:44 PM
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This photo is of Gamble Alexander, taken in 1918.
Date & Place: in Fannettsburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania United States 17221
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Ancient Faces commented
1918 Pennsylvania - he's all dressed up for something . . . wonder what?
Dec 26, 2016 · Reply
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Jean White commented
Cleary its winter,,,my guess a New Year's Ball
Dec 26, 2016 · Reply
AncientFaces commented
I thought so, too - but PA and no snow? Wasn't sure??
Dec 26, 2016 ·
Crystal Beyens commented
PA doesn't get snow non stop in the Winter. I lived there for 12 years in the Poconos, 1 year on the other side in Pittsburgh. 😊 Some areas are more prone to snow, but so many variables go into it.
Dec 26, 2016 ·
Nancy Daub Yearta commented
Reminds me of a circus leader. The proper word escapes me.
Dec 26, 2016 · Reply
AncientFaces commented
Ringmaster??
Dec 26, 2016 ·
Nancy Daub Yearta commented
That's it! lol...He looks like the ringmaster.
Dec 26, 2016 ·
Gina Kingsbury commented
I can tell you he wasn't to the manner born... black tailcoat, white trousers and a black tie?
Dec 26, 2016 · Reply
Crystal Beyens commented
Ah well, he tried! 😊
Dec 26, 2016 ·
Gina Kingsbury commented
Crystal Beyens Probably all he had...it's all in how it made him feel, anyway!
Dec 26, 2016 ·
Karen Stueber commented
Great pic. I wonder if the light colored band on his top hat has a significance?
Dec 26, 2016 · Reply
Maybe he is a Yankee Doodle Dandy?
Dec 26, 2016 · Reply
Chas Mull commented
St. Patrick's day.
Dec 26, 2016 · Reply
The year of my mothers birth great photo:)
Dec 26, 2016 · Reply
Racz Eta commented
He's positively dandified
Dec 26, 2016 · Reply
Terri Allen commented
Daper
Dec 26, 2016 · Reply
Beverly Ritter commented
Easter??
Dec 26, 2016 · Reply
Garynjane Adams commented
Look today fashion
Dec 26, 2016 · Reply
Crystal Beyens commented
I was just thinking it could be Spring time too before the plants bud.
Dec 26, 2016 · Reply
Rick Boylan commented
It's the penguin.
Dec 26, 2016 · Reply
Linda Duffy commented
A quick genealogy search shows a Gamble Coons Alexander was from Metal,Franklin, Pa. Born July 20, 1898. His WWI draft registration gives his home as Willow Hill, Franklin, Pa. he was a 20 year old farmer. Census records show he was one of 7 children his father was also a farmer. He is listed as tall, light hair and blue eyes on the WWI draft info. Sure seems like the young man in the photo but that doesn't explain the strange outfit!
Dec 26, 2016 · Reply
Kristi Coulombe commented
What site did you use to search. So cool
Dec 27, 2016 ·
Michael Porter commented
Good to have the year.
Dec 26, 2016 · Reply
Joyce Carpenter commented
Halloween?
Dec 26, 2016 · Reply
A costume party perhaps?
Dec 26, 2016 · Reply
Ruth Ann Brooks commented
Love the pic.
Dec 27, 2016 · Reply
Sara MacKinnon commented
I think he just likes to get dooded-up.
Dec 27, 2016 · Reply
Jeanette Trumeau commented
Perhaps The Mummers Parade - some simply got all dressed up Other wore costumes.
Dec 28, 2016 · Reply
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Marlene Christopher
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I posted the picture of Gamble Alexander. He was a step-cousin of my Father. I don't know what the occasion was that he was dressed like that, but I have always liked that picture. He died at age 19 in Kansas City, KS of pneumonia. He was there attending a school.
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