Saturday, May 16, 2015

Young People's Reading Circle

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Image courtesy of Eldon Harms.

Herman Harms was about 12 years old when he completed the course of reading that earned him this diploma.

These photos, of George H. Thompson and his office, come from the 1915 Hobart High School Aurora yearbook, which I just happen to have lying around.

2015-5-16. G.H. Thompson

If Etta B. Henderson was any relation to Sherman Henderson, Hobart's ice-cream mogul and first mayor, I haven't found it out. Here is her obituary, from the Hobart Historical Society's files. (Unfortunately the newspaper it was clipped from was not identified.)

2015-5-16. Henderson, Etta obit
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Image courtesy of the Hobart Historical Society.

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Minnie Rossow Harms kept the certificate above in a Continental Airlines "complimentary flight packet" that (I'm guessing) she saved from an airline trip to visit one of her children in California. And I just had to scan the cover of that packet, because it's so fabulous.

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Image courtesy of Eldon Harms.

According to my quick internet research, Continental Airlines did not use the Boeing 707 before January 1959, and judging by those fashions, I would date that photo pretty close to 1959.