Last set of KP Bulletins

I uploaded five more issues of Kodak Park Bulletin. These are the last of the collection that I purchased a couple of months ago. That makes 13 issues that are now online.

A lot of issues are about men that joined the military during World War I. Altogether Kodak Park sent 555 men into the service of US. There were 14 that died in the service. There are pictures of 12 of those that had died in the Jan. 1919 issue.  Seven men died from disease. Influenza was spreading all over the planet at that time. The Sept. 1919 issue shows that 419 men had already returned to work at Kodak Park.

The October 1918 issue has a picture of ladies that were in a tennis tournament. The winner of the contest was Theresa Zick of the payroll department. One issue previously scanned had her name stamped on the cover. That means that this collection originally belonged to her.

In the future I will be giving some of issues to Rochester Public Library and Eastman House to fill out their collections.

These are links to these last issues:
Vol. 21, no. 10; Oct. 1918.
Vol. 21, no. 11; Nov. 1918.
Vol. 21, no. 12; Dec. 1918.
Vol. 22, no. 1; Jan. 1919.
Vol. 22, no. 9; Sept. 1919.

1954 Yearbook for Columbia School

I uploaded the 1954 yearbook for Columbia School in Rochester. This was a private girl’s school. They merged with Allendale (boys) School in 1971.

There were only 16 seniors in 1954. There are nice large pictures of each of the young ladies along with a circular candid photo. Then there is a page that has a small baby picture of each.

The yearbook has pictures of school activities including a dress committee and a social welfare committee (in the picture). No pictures of any sports but  I know they had sports as there is a picture of the athletic association.

The are pictures of every class and all the students at least have surnames. The nursery school class and Kindergarten have some boys in them.

Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #22

The next song to hit the top of the charts in 1967 was “Incense and Peppermints,” by the Strawberry Alarm Clock. The song is credited to John S. Carter and Tim Gilbert, although it was based on an instrumental idea by band members Mark Weitz and Ed King.

The group was formed in 1966 by the joining together of two groups; Thee Sixpence and Waterfyrd Traene. Thee Sixpence  had already been playing “Incense and Peppermints” before the joining of the two groups. There were group member changes soon after the song was released. Strawberry Alarm Clock released other songs that failed to chart and finally the group was disbanded in 1971. Then there were short lived reforming that happened in the 80s and early 2000s.

“Incense and Peppermints” was the top song on the Cash Box record chart for the week of Nov. 12 – 15 and on the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of Nov. 19 – 25.

Old News – Auto Accessory

Auto accessories have always been popular. They filled a void of gadgets that manufacturers didn’t put on their auto. Notice that the auto in the picture doesn’t have a trunk. There were some trunks that could be added to the backs of the car. This cabinet is added to a running board. That way you could take a trip out in the country with a full picnic. It even included a table.


Thursday, Nov. 15, 1917

Convenient Lunch Cabinet for Motors

An automobile lunch box, designed and manufactured in Portland, Ore., is intended to be carrried on the running board of a car, to which it may be attached by means of two small thumbscrews while traveling. It is shaped like a suitcase. On side lets down to form a picnic table, and the box contains a series of hinged and swinging drawers for food and bottles, also a metal-lined ice box with water drain, and a plate and linen compartment. The materials used in construction of the box are fir wood and veneer, the outside being black enameled and interior natural finish. Various sizes are made, suitable for from three to eight persons. The largest size is 34 inches long, 19 inches high, and 9 inches deep, the lid making a 15 by 33 inch table.