Hidden photo treasures March 4, 2011

James Russo, Lawrence, discovered a collection of slides at the Social Service League. Among the collection of a families vacation slides he discovered several images of U.S. Presidents Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. Unfortunately there was not enough documentation to identify the photographer.

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Kiana Griffin 7 years, 1 month ago

Wow, what a treasure! I loved reading this story and seeing these photos.

kansasrose 7 years, 1 month ago

Wow, this is incredibly cool! What a find!

BigPrune 7 years, 1 month ago

There was an old guy who lived in the now former rest home on 31st Street (on the curve) - now DCCCA that I met 25 years ago that told me all about his exploits of taking photographs of famous presidents - I specifically remember him mentioning Eisenhower. If my faded memory serves me right, he was a photographer in the service during WWII and started with Ike when he was Allied Commander. Wish I remembered his name, because I bet money it was the same guy. He also had photos published in Life Magazine.

I wonder if the JW ever did a feature story about him? The guy would be over 100 years old now.

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