Way Back Wednesdays

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I’ve posted a number of model shop images through the years, but these two recently came to my attention as I was doing some research for a descendant of the man pictured, John Bader.  The first image is Bader’s personnel photo taken in October 1935.  The second is Bader working on the model of El Sud in early 1934.  The model is now on display in our Ship Model Gallery.  Bader worked in the model shop at least until 1939 as we have images of him up to that point.

This image from July of 1933 shows children looking at the lake through the trees.  It seems very peaceful.   Read more

Way Back Wednesdays

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BoundaryProjectComplete1932

It’s Way Back Wednesdays time again!  This month I was able to get my hands on copies of images our photography department so wonderfully scanned and that all feature scenes from our park.

The above photograph shows an overall view of the park and lake in 1932, before the museum was even built.  It shows the completed project to create boundaries for the park.  I enjoy looking at this image because the area around the park has changed so much.  In 1932 there was a lot of farmland and now the area is all grown up and incredibly busy.   Read more