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The British Newspaper Archive
Read about historical events at the time they were happening. Perhaps you'll discover your ancestor in their local newspaper?
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|Barrie||Report||1 Nov 2004 20:41|
This is a request for help from one of our American cousins. My gt Grandfather James Oldfield was a gunsmith, in the late 1800's and early 1900's he was sent by his employer, to do some work in the U.S.A While he was there, he had his photo taken in Philadelphia, at the photo studio of Robert R Haug. The address of the studio was Kensington Avenue (below the dummy depot) What was the dummy depot?? Unfortunately there is no date on the photo, and there is no one in the family who knows anything about the photo. The full name of my Gt Grandfather was:- James John Westcott Oldfield, but he was never known by his full name, he was just James or Jim. Any help would be much appreciated. Regards Barrie.