Sibley’s Ad – Early Summer

Here is another one of the original drawings that I bought that were used by the Sibley’s Department Stores in Rochester and the surrounding area. This one supposedly in the Times-Union of May 24, 1955. The name of the artist has been lost to time. I know that it was a lady that came from …

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Katey Sagal’s Mother

Sunday night on Who Do You Think You Are? Katey Sagal wanted to find out about her mother’s early career. Her mother was born Sara Zwilling but used the stage name of Sara Macon. The program mentioned that Sara had been on radio as a teenager and also that she joined USO shows during World …

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Sibley’s Spring Ad

Last year I bought a small collection of original art used in ads for Sibley’s department stores. They were done by a lady artist that had come to the US from Germany to draw for Sibley’s. Unfortunately the person that I bought these from didn’t know her name as he had bought the collection from …

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Good Roads Booklet

I uploaded a 20 page booklet titled “Good Roads; Monroe County, N.Y. and Federal Highways, 1918.” It was put out by the Good Roads Committee of the Rochester Auto Association which even in 1918 was affiliated with the national Automobile Association of America (AAA). The Committee was pushing to have roads improved for use of …

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Capt. Jack Dallas and his Family; Part 3 of 3

Evan J. Parker, the brother of Benjamin (AKA Jack Dallas), was a clerk in grocery store and living in Elmira, NY according to the 1905 NY State census. I suspect that he was the Dan Dallas that was an assistant to Capt. Dallas as mentioned in the June 14th 1908 issue of the Salt Lake …

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Capt. Jack Dallas and his Family; Part 2 of 3

In part one I told of flying career of Capt. Jack Dallas. I got started in this investigation after scanning the Aug. 1936 issue of the Kodak Magazine for Eastman Kodak employees. On page 12 is a short article on Evan J. Parker and at the end of the article it says that he used …

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