Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Your History Society in Action

Bemused householder (far left) bides his time while camera-woman Reynolds scans the territory. Historical Society President Joan (far right) waits for historical details to occur to former house occupant Marian. Photo taken February 12. It's a typical day with the Sherwood Historical Society!

Meanwhile, this just in:

"Roxanne W-- sent me these two pictures. They are from the Mary (Lebeau) Hankel collection. There is a real possibility that they are LeBeau and/or other Sherwood People here but we do not know." --June Reynolds


Lilly Morgen said...

Ahh...I remember the band uniforms of all the old groups:
The Fernvale Grange Band, the VFW Band,and the United Artists Band.
There was also Tom Parrot's band in Portland--1881 winners of the Best Band in Oregon. Half of the band was from Parrett Mountain!!
It looks to me like the gentlemen with the hat is from the Woodmen of the World group (or maybe a fireman's group?)Organizations either had a band or a baseball team or both!

rox said...

I wrote a response, but I see it was all deleted while I signed up, something I did before, but no clue what I used then either. ha! These men may be from the Hankel (Hankle) family. They used both spellings, Ed & Mary Lebeau Hankel used the el. Many oldtimers of Sherwood might remember Flora & Elsie Lebeau, Mary Lebeau Hankel was their sister. She had an unending collection of turn of the century pictures of friends and relatives of Sherwood and surounding areas. Their neighbors and first cousins were my grandparents Nezaire & Virginia Brouillard Kittson who were close friends of the Capoen's who lived down the road. (I am now on my third round trying to get this to take, so I am sure my computer is acting highly protective)

Anonymous said...

Hey! Why do they call those loop-de-loop things on the jackets, "frogs?"

Anonymous said...

I'd be interested in seeing more of the "unknown" photographs of Sherwood residents and the surrounding area. Is that possible?


Lilly Morgen said...

According to Wikipedia:

A Frog (sometimes referred to as a Chinese frog) is an ornamental braiding for fastening the front of a garment that consists of a button and a loop through which it passes.

The usual purpose of frogs is to provide a closure for a garment while decorating it at the same time. These frogs are usually used on garments that appear oriental in design. Tops with a mandarin collar often use frogs at the shoulder and down the front to keep the two sections of the front closed. Frogs are usually meant to be a design detail that "stands out".

Many sewers make their own because supplies are inexpensive and the results are customizable. Using larger or smaller size cording or fabric tubes will result in larger and smaller frogs. Also, self-fabric can be used to create frogs that are the same color as the garment, though frogs are usually chosen to be a contrasting color to that of the garment

Lilly Morgen said...

We now have a picture of men in the high contrast "loop de loop" jackets meeting at the train station in Sherwood. It looks like they have band instruments with them, so it looks like they are meeting someone important that is geting off of the train!The picture is from Jon Galbreath!

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