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This is a photo of Harold M. "Peanuts" Edwards added by Jennifer Ridner on July 31, 2020.
This appears to be her place of work. She looks like a nurse or dental hygienist.
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Added Jul 24, 2019 by: Roxy Triebel
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A photo of Earl Smith in a steam shovel. Lettering along the top reads "Erie Steam Shovel Co. Erie, PA." Date and location unknown. 1940s? Some of the large cans in the back behind Earl's lunchbox have writing on them, but I can't make out what it says.
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May 1, 1900 - May 22, 1982
Added May 12, 2019 by: Roxy Triebel
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A photo of Gerda Taro, born Gerta Pohorylle.She used the name Gerda Taro for her career as a photojournalist, mainly covering the Spanish Civil War. Born in Poland in 1910 into a middle-class Jewish Galician family, she grew up in Germany. The entire family was forced to flee Germany when the Nazi party came into power. Gerta (she was 23) moved to Paris. Her parents headed to Palestine, her brothers to England, and she wouldn't see any of them again. After meeting photojournalist Endre Friedmann, becoming his assistant, and falling in love, she became a photojournalist herself. (She later refused to marry him.) They traveled to Spain in 1936 when the Spanish Civil War broke out and she became a famous photojournalist in her own right. In July 1937, while covering the war, Taro hopped onto the foot board of a car carrying wounded soldiers. A Republican tank crashed into the car and she was critically injured - dying the next day (just days before her 27th birthday). She was buried in Paris. Gerda is considered to be the first female photojournalist to cover a war and the first female photojournalist to die in a war.
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Aug 1, 1910 - 1937
Added Aug 1, 2018 by: Kathy Pinna
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A photo of Tom "Tommy" Ontko, U.S. Army in Hawaii during WWII, 1943, in the door of the "Dog House", the barracks where the commo team lived. This picture taken especially for his girlfriend, Irene Strauch, then at home in Detroit, Michigan. He was assigned to the 198th Field Artillery Battalion, 24 Corps and besides Hawaii, he also served in New Guniea, Leyte & Lauzon in the Philippines, and Okinawa, Japan, finally separating from the Army as an E-5 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana
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Unknown - Sep 11, 2019
Blacksmith shop where Abram Van Kleeck worked in 1908. I believe I was told that Mr. Abrams was an architect and Abram and others made wrought iron hardware here (door handles, porch rails, etc.)
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Feb 22, 1871 - Jan 5, 1954
Added Oct 2, 2014 by: Roxy Triebel
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Abram Van Kleeck in his smithy in the 1940s. From an article in the Kingston Daily Freeman. "On July 12, The Freeman ran a picture of a "Village Smithy" with a cut line as the only blacksmith shop in Kingston. Since then our attention has been drawn to the fact that Abram Van Kleeck is still carrying on a very active shop at 14 Apple street. Blacksmith Van Kleeck has been at the present location for the past 22 years, where he specializes in body work, shoeing and springs. With the limited supply of replacement parts due to the war, many of the local trucking firms have found his services extremely useful."
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Feb 22, 1871 - Jan 5, 1954
Added Oct 2, 2014 by: Roxy Triebel
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