Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday . . . or as wordless as I can be.

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"Chicago detectives William Murphy, left, and Owen D. Kennelly practiced springing from a moving squad car with riot and machine guns in July 1939. They were preparing for the Police and Fire Thrill Show at Soldiers' Field. Tribune archive photo published July 10, 1939.. Vintage Chicago Police"

Several of my ancestors were Chicago Policemen, in fact, both of my grandfather's brothers were detectives, but Owen was definitely the more flamboyant of the two.  I found this photo while  doing a random Google search, but what a great photo AND my uncle got the better pose!  I will bet this is not the only police photo of him.  If you know of a resource for police photos, please share it since I know there must be more. 

Note:  Owen is the uncle I wrote about here and here,

9 comments:

  1. Now how cool is that?

    Yay, you...

    Dee at Shakin' the Family Tree

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    1. Dee-
      I'm just trying to get back in the saddle after my two month hiatus, and I LOVE photos.

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  2. Dear margel, I've just discovered your blog and it's wonderful. It's just the kind of geneaology blog I've been looking for, from someone who loves the mysteries, but who also just loves her extended family and the chance to document the memories of their lives. You're a role model for me! Barbara

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    1. Barbara-
      Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you have enjoyed my ramblings. Welcome.

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  3. Margel,
    How fortunate you are to have this picture. It has so much clarity -- it's obviously professionally done. And to think how you discovered it. Love it.

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    1. Kathy-
      The photo is so clear that I can even see his white socks with his black dress shoes. How times have changed.

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  4. What an awesome photo, Margel! Harkens back to the days of Al Capone. And to think you found it through a random Google search--makes me realize I need to try that more often. Owen sounds like he could be a fascinating guy to research more.

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  5. He was always my mother's favorite uncle.

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  6. what a fabulous photo! I just found your blog and this it is very interesting! I too am a teacher (elementary special education) and a genealogist.

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