Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Richard Beaston, Tyrone PA
Looks like a creative toddler tried to colorize this old photo taken on August 31, 1921. On the reverse, an adult has stamped their mark... "Richard Beaston". The scene is of a lady feeding a small black bear. I still haven't figured out the Dover-Tyrone connection, but I'm still working on it. If you have any suggestions or clues, please be sure to leave a comment right here or send me an email.
Join the Beaston Family discussion at GenForum. Or read a short biography on USGENWEB.
Another old real photo postcard that I like to refer to as the Tyrone Tapper, and this one features a girl dancing. The photographer was W. H. Agnew of Tyrone Pennsylvania. This AZO postcard was printed sometime between 1918 and 1930.... I'd say this looks like it was the 1920's based on the syle.
W.H. Agnew shows up as an active citizen of Tyrone in the June 3, 1918, Tyrone Topics in the Altoona Tribune, Blair County, PA (as transcribed by Jessica Orr on Rootweb).
Mr. Agnew was also featured in Tyrone of Today, the 1897 Tyrone History by the Rev. W. H. Wilson.
For another look at Tyrone PA, check out the Basketball Champs.