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When: 01 January 1915

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[between 1910 and 1920]
1 negative : glass ; 8 x 6 in. or smaller
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Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947.
This glass negative might show streaks and other blemishes resulting from a natural deterioration in the original coatings.
Glass negatives.
Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.
Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,
Part Of: National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress)
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Call Number: LC-F82- 10127


Owner: The Library of Congress
Source: Flickr Commons
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    • 15/Jan/2020 01:07:54

    Presumably the guy in the light suit is getting a send-off and being given the bag ( a "Gladstone" bag) that he and the guy in the darker suit (boss?) are holding.

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    • 15/Jan/2020 03:16:32

    John Bolton?

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    • 15/Jan/2020 12:52:48[email protected] : I had the same reaction!

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    • 15/Jan/2020 15:08:51

    He seems to have a jewelry box in his left hand.. the gold watch for retirement?

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    • 15/Jan/2020 18:09:37 cites a claim that the tradition of giving a gold watch upon retirement can be traced back to the 1940s and the Pepsi Company. But a good (not necessarily gold) watch would be an appropriate gift for someone planning on traveling.

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    • 15/Jan/2020 18:20:09

    Great photo. Well composed and focused. So many points of interest.

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    Philip Osborne Photography

    • 17/Jan/2020 18:05:41

    The Trumpet Farewell was the Slow Cap of 1921.