Donald G. Gehring shared this photo on FaceBook in 2014. There was a lot of discussion. I will copy and paste it below for now and improve the format later.
Looking for information about the Carey brothers who were willing to dress as girls for the 1899 4th of July East Side of Wenonah baseball team this turned up. Now how did the Philadelphia Inquirer happen to have a sketch of Andrew W. Carey, Sr. on hand? The sketch appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Feb 20, 1898.
In 1872 Andrew W. Carey, Sr. built a house at 11 N. Clinton Ave.
In 1875 James W. Carey built a house at 8 E. Cherry St.
In 1891 Andrew W. Carey built a home at 12 N. Marion Ave.
Donald G. Gehring shared this photo of Wenonah Troop 31 from 1948 when Jerry Block was scoutmaster. Bottom right, scout Donald G. Gehring.
Donald G. Gehring shared this photo from 1938 Warner’s Lake Stone Grill/Hearth with the change house in the background. He is the four year old in the photo with a cast on his left wrist.
Donald G. Gehring shared this photograph and identified the participants.
March 1955 Model Contest, George Munk, Proprietor
Variety Store at E. Mantua & N.East Ave.
1st row l-r Don Gehring Judge, Chic Cowles, Phil Baum, Carol Buckley, Steve Roth, David Wilson, Dave Homsher, Judge
2nd row- Bob North, David Brennen, Norman Gilbert, Ed Magin, Paul Richman
3rd row- David North, Sue Gail Sargent, Geo. Munk, Joanne Drew, Walt Simmons.
Thanks to Vicki Braun for sharing this photo.
Savitz Hall was named after the university’s first president, Dr. Jerohn Joseph Savitz. According to Rowan’s website, Savitz was only considered president for two months since Glassboro was not a college when he started his presidency. He was originally the principal of Glassboro Normal School.
Larry Smith took the photo of the memorial in the Wenonah Park.
Dave Brangan commented,
"Good picture, Larry, thanks. This is a Vietnam “era” plaque. In other words not everyone on this list served in Vietnam. For example, I was in Vietnam and my brother, Michael Brangan, served in Germany during those dates of 1964 - 1973."
This Dr. Stout medicine bottle was donated to the Wenonah Historical Society by Chris DeMaise. He recently found the bottle among the roots of a large upturned tree on the Mantua Creek Trail in the Wenonah conservation area. Thank you, Chris!!
Dr. Harry A. Stout was a very prominent member of the Wenonah community in the 1890s and early 1900s. His role as a physician is noted in a Bob Shryock column dated March 17, 1985:
You know that you are from Wenonah if you are just learning about things that were happening on your street about 50 years ago. In my case I just learned that Victor F. Anderson got a patent for the ornamental design of a jug. There's an image below or you can follow this link to get a better view and/or more information. Mr. Anderson and his family lived on the corner of W. Mantua Ave. and N. Monroe Ave in 13 W. Mantua Ave. He collected antiques and had an amazing mind and memory.
Above is the back of the photograph which has a list of his B17 crew.
Left to right,
Pilot – Ed Steck
Co pilot – Charles Erickson
Bombardier – Fred Long
Navigator – Don Ralston
Engineer – Doug (Jenkinson) Laurence (cousin of Tom Summers)
Radio – Joe Gallagher
L Waist – Bruce Brunner
Ball – Ken Gray
R Waist – Randall Byrd
Tail – Bob Fourquest
The Wenonah Lions Club (via Dave Ramsay) donated several items to our museum. Here's the first --- the program from April 21, 1951, when the organization was chartered in Wenonah.
Larry Smith wrote the 50th anniversary of the Wenonah Lions Club was celebrated on February 17, 2001. Here are a few pages from the celebratory program. I will share a few other items from the program as separate posts.