It has been a while since we've posted anything so we are anxious to get back into business. The theme is baseball, a popular pastime in Fort Lee and still going strong - though a tad more organized these days.
We have some photos from the 1950s and before. The first one is probably late 1950s and looks like it was taken at the Fort Lee Municipal building. The boys look to be about 14 or 15 years old. Not much in the way of uniforms. They played for the CYO of Holy Trinity School. We're looking for names of some of these young men. Recognize anyone?
The second photo was sent to us by retired FLPD Detective Joseph Gallo. It's a photo of his Dad on Hudson Street. He looks like he could play some ball. Detective Gallo also sent a later photo of his father in navy uniform on Hudson Terrace.
He looks like he means business in both photos. The photos also provide a glimpse of Fort Lee 65-70 years ago.
Thank you Detective Gallo.
You can read about Gallo and others who served in World War II in the Palisadian newspaper, available at the Fort Lee Public Library on microfilm. There is an index to the names of the servicemen and women mentioned in the 1943 newspaper. Some articles feature photos. We would be happy to check the index for a name.
In a previous blog we featured a photo of some children registering their bikes at the Municipal building. We wanted to know who they were. Some have been identified. Joy Peterman tells us that the boy in front on the left is Michael Allen and the boy in the middle with the striped shirt is Mark Goldhammer. Maybe Michael or Mark can identify some of the others.
This issue featured a lot of guys. We will try to be more diverse next time. Maybe the next issue will not take a year!