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New York City Police Officer Patrick S Hanley

New York City Police Officer Patrick S Hanley

I recently received a packet of information about Patrick Hanley from the New York Police Department.  Patrolman Patrick S Hanley was appointed to the New York City Police Department on April 3, 1890 and was issued Patrolman Shield number 4866. According to Patrick Hanley’s Police Department “Transfer and Assignment Card”, Patrick was born in Ireland on 9 September 1865.  But […]

Michael A (Buck) Baron Tells The Story Of A Photograph He Took That Is Eteched In History

Michael A (Buck) Baron Tells The Story Of A Photograph He Took That Is Eteched In History

Excerpt From: Get That Picture! The Story Of The News Cameraman By A. J. EZICKSON The steel strike disorders everywhere were terrifying experiences for the news photographers. At Warren, Ohio, three cameramen, Charles Wilk, Cleveland manager of Wide World Photos, Mack Baron, of International News, and Jack Hines, Associated Press staffer, were fired upon and dropped into a ditch as […]

John L. Tierney and Wife Isabella Survived The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

John L. Tierney and Wife Isabella Survived The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

On April 18, 1906 San Francisco was wrecked by a Great Earthquake at 5:13 a.m.. The subsequent seventh Great Fire  burned for four days. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of trapped persons died when South-of-Market tenements collapsed as the ground liquefied beneath them. Most of those buildings immediately caught fire, and trapped victims could not be rescued. The total earthquake death toll […]