52 Photos Week 14: Profession

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in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)

don't have the badge, but thought would be nice to show these.  My gr.grandfather (b.1869) was a Volunteer Fireman in Ipswich Massachusetts. He also hauled wood by horse and buggy. heres the pics



I screwed up.  I posted my photo on the profile page, but it’s not showing up here.  It shows on the profile page, could someone check to see what I did wrong?  “https://www.wikitree.com/photo/jpg/52_Photos_Week_14_Profession-4


I have five half-siblings with which I share a biological mother.  Her first husband was their father, and his father (their grandfather) was Paul Eugene Pointer Sr.  He was a commander in the Navy based in the San Diego, CA Naval Base.  One day Shirley Temple wanted to tour a real naval ship, so Paul Pointer Sr was tasked with escorting her around his ship.  When we were children we all loved her movies, so it was very exciting to have a picture of Shirley with Grandfather Pointer even if it was a bit fuzzy. Although the picture has no date, we believe it was taken sometime in 1937 or 1938.

I'm having the same problem as Karen Wells.  I cannot include the picture on my post.  Hope someone fixes it!
There are instructions up top.  Basically you need to click on your picture until you get to a page where it's just the picture only.  The URL will end with .jpg, copy that URL.

Here, when answering the post, you'll see a little icon of a sun and mountains in the editing box.  Click on that, paste the URL there.  Then I always set the width to 600.  (There are other ways to do this, but this works for me).  Put in some text, and you're done.
Thanks so much!  Your instructions worked.  The problem is that the instructions given above, which I read three times, miss the part you include about getting to the page where it is "just the picture".

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Librarian - My father giving prizes in the children's library in London in the 1950's

by Christine Searle G2G6 Mach 3 (35.6k points)
Both of my parents worked in the school, my mother as a librarian, but I don't think I have a single picture of them at work.  There are pictures of them in school skits and things, but not actually on the job.  This is nice.
Thank you!  Both my parents were librarians, but working in libraries rather than schools - and my sister still is a librarian - in Zambia. She used to be in a school, but is now in a medical university.
I love libraries (and librarians)! I worked in a library for a number of years (volunteering and for wages) and it was the best job I ever had. Thanks for posting this wonderful photo.
Thank you Robin.  I too volunteered - in the children's library aged about 9 - 10.  Then along came a new children's librarian and banned it!  What a shame!  I think it was an excellent way to instill an appreciation of books.
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My grandfather, Albert Dewey, in Turkey in the 1930s. He was a physician and a medical missionary to that country for many years, opening a hospital in Gaziantep. 

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Both of my grandfathers (WW I), my father-in-law (WW II Pacific), my Dad (Vietnam), my wife and I (Cold War) and my two sons-in-law (Iraq) were in the US Army, over 60 years service in all.

by L. Ray Sears G2G6 Mach 4 (40.6k points)
Thank you for your service.  We are also a military family and were proud to serve our country.
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My Great Aunt [[Laurin-36|Esther Emilia Laurin]], 21 years of age, in 1910 worked in a laboratory and then served in World War I as a U.S. Army Nurse. In 1920 she continued working as a U.S. Army Nurse (it was at this time The Army Reorganization Act came into effect. Nurses were granted Officer Status with "relative rank" from Second Lieutenant to Major (but not full rights and privileges).

by Keith Cook G2G6 Mach 3 (33.8k points)
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My uncle owned his own propane oil company :)

by Alicia Taylor G2G6 Mach 4 (44.7k points)
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My great great grandfather Wellington Kinne (he went by W.K.) Eggleston and his 2nd wife moved to Colorado to farm. They grew potatoes and grains, but there were droughts and locusts. He bought some dairy cattle and started a dairy farm. He also went back east to dental school, leaving his wife and kids to run the farm in his absence.

He returned, and practiced dentistry, along with selling butter and some fresh milk from the cows. They lived near Cotopaxi, and during the summers, they'd drive the cattle over the mountains to Bonanza (really), as the grass was better there, and they'd sell milk and butter in the mining camps, and he'd set up a dental clinic. In the winters they would drive the cattle back down to their farm along the banks of Oak Creek, a lower elevation.


Here's a photo of W. K. in his dental office. This is probably from later in his life, when the family moved to Salida, Colorado.

by Alison Gardner G2G6 Mach 6 (62.7k points)
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Here's my great-aunt again, actress Leopoldine Sangora (her stage name) posing in her costume as Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion.  I've been told she was the very first actress to play this character, because GB Shaw sometimes opened his plays in German.  Many years later, in NYC, my parents took her to see My Fair Lady on Broadway.  She spoke very little English, but it didn't take her long to figure out that this was her role!


by Jaki Erdoes G2G6 Mach 2 (25.7k points)
Thank you Jaki, what an interesting photo. I knew it couldn't have been taken in England as Eliza would not have been portrayed in trousers that long ago. I guess it was taken about 1913 as Pygmalion was first staged in London in 1914.
Thanks for the info, Christine.  Taking another look at the photo, it looks like it was taken in Vienna.  They lived in Frankfurt in 1912, but she was from Vienna.  We have lots of photos of her in various costumes from plays and later from silent films.  She was a grand lady!
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Built by Andy Ramsour, a third cousin five times removed, the Bunker Hill Bridge in Claremont, North Carolina is "the only remaining example in wood of the improved Lattice Truss patented by General Herman Haupt" and a National Civil Engineering Landmark. Andy operated an iron forge, gristmill, and sawmill in the Catawba River Valley and was the keeper of the Horseford covered toll bridge, which connected the North Carolina piedmont to the mountains. In 1878 he also co-founded the Piedmont Wagon Company near Hickory, North Carolina, one of the area's first industrial enterprises. For more pics of the Bunker Hill Bridge and information about Andy, see his Wikitree profile or my blog post from December.

Bunker Hill Bridge

by William Keener G2G2 (3.0k points)
edited by William Keener
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My 4X Great-grandfather, Isaiah Karley Millard (IK Millard), who served as the Mayor of Maquoketa, Iowa, from 1855-1856.  I am a descendant of his oldest daughter, Rachel, with his first wife, Mary Smith (daughter of Isaac Smith and Ann Showers).

by Bonnie Guadalupe G2G6 (9.8k points)
Wow, a pretty stern-looking fellow!
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The man on the left is my maternal grandfather, Víctor Gila Repiso. He worked in a bronze objects factory (ashtrays, handles, frames ...)

In this picture he appears at his place of work. I do not know who the man in the center is, but the one on the right is the son of the factory owner. Over time, he ended up being a friend of the family and the godfather of one of my sisters.

by Margarita López Gila G2G6 Mach 1 (17.3k points)
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By the way, this is my 14th week in a ROW!!! My grandfather started out in Business College. His father had died when he was not yet 20, and my Grandfather worked first for his older brother, at the New York Central Railroad, in the Police of Chief office. He later joined the Navy Reserves, and managed the Ohio Reserves Basketball team to victory during two seasons before leaving to get a job selling cars. After that, he became a policeman for Curtis-Wright. By the 1950's, he started into food services, which he stayed with until his retirement in 1973.

by Sheri Taylor G2G6 Mach 2 (24.6k points)
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I couldn't narrow it down, so I made a collage.  My dad had a number of jobs and careers over time.  Top left: Radio maintenance of aircraft on an aircraft carrier, Korean war. Top right: Farmer, baling hay.  I always kicked myself for not including the full hay wagon, it had neat spoked wheels (rubber tires), but I was concentrating on getting the picture just as he was swinging the bale up. Bottom left: High school principle (1974-1984), Bottom right: Methodist pastor (1986-2012).

by Rob Neff G2G6 Mach 5 (57.4k points)
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George Alexander Gordon and his wife Myanda (nee McKenzie), photo taken sometime in the 1930s. Gordon was born in Montreal, and moved to the US, settling in Arkansas. According to his immigration application, he was a printer by profession. 

by Alex Stronach G2G6 Pilot (299k points)
what a gorgeous photo thank you for sharing
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My Uncle Marvin Mann was into a lot of things.  Here is one of them:

by Randall Gardner G2G6 Mach 2 (21.6k points)
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Just One of my many hats. Wildlife Rehabilitator. I rescues this little guy and his sister when their mother was killed. I raised them for nine months and set them free.It broke my heart but it was the right thing to do. 

by Pam Dale G2G6 Mach 4 (45.9k points)
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This is my mother's mom brother who was a prominent policeman in Mobile, Alabama. His name is James Robert McKay. His profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mckay-5572. He was a policeman for 10 years before his death.



by Anonymous Barnett G2G6 Pilot (465k points)
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Both my parents served in the Royal Air Force. Mum for 4 years and dad for 22 years

Mum is in the back row

by Janet Wild G2G6 Pilot (172k points)
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Cane Cutting Gang. This photo was taken after putting out a fire that got away.

by David Urquhart G2G6 Pilot (150k points)
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My great grandpa Schmeeckle was married twice, one of his first wife's sisters married Carl H "Doc" Gearhart. Doc Gearhart was the local Veterinarian.  He also served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Veterinary Corps during WWII.

by Sondra Marshall G2G6 Mach 2 (29.2k points)
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I was a cab driver in my hometown, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1974. The car is a '72 Chev. The attire is joe cool, from the shades to the shoes!

by Harold Claffey G2G6 Mach 1 (11.7k points)

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