Identities sought in photos

  • December 2, 2012
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Mystery photo 24, one of two
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Mystery photo 24, two of two

Dan Harbaugh started taking pictures in the late 19th century and kept taking them until his death in the mid-1950s. Most of them were of professional quality, but a few, like these, were not.

We don’t know where the one of the two girls was taken. The negative was damaged. The blurry photo of the two boys was made on Main Street near the old Washington Theatre. Why these photos were saved by the professional photographer, thus ending up in the Observer-Reporter’s archives, is a mystery, as are the identity of the people. We’re guessing these pictures were taken in the 1940s. If you have any idea who they might be, email Park Burroughs, retired executive editor, at, or call and leave a message for him along with your telephone number at 724-222-2200, extension 2400.

With any luck, and a little help from our readers, we’ll be able to solve this mystery and publish the results next Monday.


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