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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Douglass Photo

Recently the staff at the Rochester Public Library discovered a photo of Frederick Douglass in a scrapbook that probably hasn’t been seen for over a century. It is a picture of Mr. Douglass in his old age. That photo is currently on display at Rochester City Hall. This web page from WXXI has more information …

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Old News – Oil in Penfield?

Let me tell you that there wasn’t any oil in struck in this area. There was some oil in the southwest part of NY State but it played out many years ago. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, Feb. 10, 1916 WILL BORE SOON. Preparations Almost Ready to Sink Well for Oil or Gas. Within the …

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