Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wordless Wednesday-Man from PA

Unknown man from Pennsylvania:

Photographer: Shadle & Basser/York, PA
I could use help with identifying the time frame as to when this image was taken

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Charlie Ruffin-KIA Vietnam War;Bronze star receipient

Charlie N. Ruffin
KIA, Vietnam War, 1969
Receipient of Bronze Star
[Son of Miss. Rose Ruffin, grandaughter of Former Slaves, Daniel and Martha Fisher]

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tweeter Wordless Wednesday~~Lady with book

Here is another photograph that was located in a very old, dusty, fragile photo album.
Scroll down the page to see additional images.

Lady in chair holding book
Do you have any suggestions as to the time period of this image? I could use some help to identify the time period for this image and the previous ones.
Thanks you for taking time to review my site.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday-John Bennett;WWI Veteran

John Bennett

African American WWI veteran, who served his Nation with honor.

PVT., U.S. Army Quarter Master Corps

Born: January 15, 1888

Died: August 11, 1947

One of many military Veterans laid to rest within

Brick Mill Cemetery, on the outskirts of Richlands, N.C.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Twitter Wordless Wednesday~images of the past

A key solution for identifying individuals, events, dates and locations of photographs is to write the traditional information on the back of images. By giving a very brief: who, what, why, where & when, of the picture, generations later will know the importance & reason for saving the image.

Below are two such photographs, located in an old dusty and very fragile photo album. Besides knowing the location of the photographer's home-base, information as to who these two individuals, or how they are connected, may remain a mystery.

What were these individual's life like? Why is the woman wearing leather gloves? Is there a particular reason for the man in the image below is leaning against a very small table?

Unidentified woman, wearing leather gloves;

year image was taken--unknown

Unidentified man, leaning against small table; year image was taken--unknown

There is no information as to who took the woman's photograph.

The male's image was taken by a photographer working for: S. Klugher's Gallery-210 Locust Street-Columbia, PA.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Wordless Wednesday- Edney chapel school house.

The is the remaining all African American school house from the 19th Century, still standing on original site, left within Onslow County, North Carolina.

Established ca.1872, it remained in operation until 1957, when National laws governing education rights were changed; causing the need for the Edney school to end.

Odell Petteway, grandson of founder of school & church, is the current caretaker of this old school house.

Exterior view of Edney School house.

Interior view of Edney Chapel School

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday- - African American Spanish-American War Veteran



The late James Blackwell, Pvt, U.S. Army, is the only confirmed African American Spanish-American War veteran known to have lived in Onslow County, North Carolina. He was raised in the Swansboro region of the County.

Until officially researched by myself, through Resurrection Mission, his legacy was only known to a few of his direct descendents.

Let us take a moment to ponder the social actions of Pvt. Blackwell's day and try to understand his reasons for serving a Country, to protect certain Freedoms that he did not have the right to share fully for himself.

Semper Fi !