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scrapbook34 of 86Classroom with children 1900, and swinning hole print1930 Original Prisoner Photo from Camden New Jersey
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Posted 2 years ago

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Ted_Straub
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The first two photos are of Fritz Nöllger, as a lad in Germany in 1930, then as military man in 1943. I'm not sure, but his collar pins may indicate that he was in the Luftwaffe.

The next pair of photos are of Robert Baer (Baier) of Wilke-Barre, PA (USA). He is pictured as a child on the pony, and later as a USA soldier. I don't know the Army photo's location, but he was in England during The War.

These are interesting in themselves, but there is more to it. Their families were related, living in Germany & the USA, corresponding via mail through the early part of the 20th Century, through The War, then up through the 50s.

Though enemies on the battlefield, it is comforting that the families did not The War destroy their relationship.

I obtained these, and many other photos, at an auction, at which I was interested in another item, and these were included in that lot. What a lucky find!

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  1. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 2 years ago
    Thanks, musikchoo!
  2. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 2 years ago
    Thank you, Bellin68. I agree that they are great pictures...I really like old photos, too. Thankfully, these were inscribed with dates and names. The picture of Fritz was actually a birthday card of him sent to his American cousin.

    I have more old photos on many subjects, that I will post as time evolves.
  3. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 2 years ago
    Thank you, Manikin, I appreciate your love!
  4. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Wonderful photos, and wonderful account! Thank you.
  5. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 2 years ago
    Thank you all for your loves & comments...

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