Alan Mays

Alan Mays

Posted on 07/04/2016


Photo taken on July  4, 2016


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Grand Picnic, Fairhope, Pa., July 4, 1916

Grand Picnic, Fairhope, Pa., July 4, 1916
"Picnic. There will be a grand picnic held at Fairhope, July 4, 1916. We have erected a large waxed floor for those who wish to enjoy dancing. There will be refreshments of all kinds served on the grounds. Everybody cordially invited. Kennell & Sturtz, managers."

This comes from a photo of a broadside framed under glass rather than a scan, and the quality of the image suffers a bit. "Sturtz," who was one of the managers of this "grand picnic" held on the Fourth of July one hundred years ago, was probably John W. Sturtz, who was my great-grandfather. I'm not exactly sure what "grounds" in the small town of Fairhope, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, might have been available as a venue for serving refreshments and erecting a "large wax floor" for dancing.

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Comments
Smiley Derleth
Smiley Derleth
What a great personal family connection! And 100 years old today.
16 months ago.
John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald
An interesting mix of typefaces.
16 months ago.