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These are sets of photos from Frank Shields' collection of images. Just click on a picture to see the full set.

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Set-128
IMG-127-001
Set-128
59
S
"Frank's 1970 Trip To Libya"

Appearing:
Set-127
IMG-127-001
Set-127
17
P
"1996 Shields Reunion - Pittsfield, MA"
These are some shots from the 1996 Reunion.

Appearing: Frank & Anna, Kee & Bob, Jean & Frank, Mary, Regina, Beau, Pat, Bobby & Kathy, Katherine Mary, Marilyn, Ronnie & Ed,  Joe S., Leo & Sharon, Jay & Marcia
Set-126
IMG-126-001
Set-126
7
P
"Purdue University"
After Boot Camp, Frank was selected for the AST Program, which was intended to develop GI's with bachelor degrees. He was sent to Purdue U. from July of 1943 until March of 1944. At that time, it was determined that the need for soldiers outweighed the need for advanced training and the AST program members were reassigned. These are some small postcards that Frank had from his time there.

Appearing:

Set-125
IMG-125-001
Set-125
4
P
"Felicity and Peggy"
Photos of Peggy Doyle and Fel Kazalski after Fel had joined the WAVES.

Appearing: Peggy Doyle, Felicity Kalzalski, Mary Kazalski
Set-124
IMG-124-001
Set-124
10
P
"Dot and Joe in Florida"
Most of these pictures are from the same roll as identified by the processing number on the back. Several were clearly taken on a beach near the hospital where Joe was staying near St. Petersburg, FL

Appearing: Dot, Joe, Dottie Held

Set-123
IMG-123-001
Set-123
23
P
"Frank during and after the war."
Photos extend from Frank at Boot Camp thru the early years of his employment at General Electric. Also included are some photos from where he was billeted in Europe during the war.

Appearing: Frank
Set-122
IMG-122-001
Set-122
37
P
"Leona's Photo Album"
The majority of these photos were either from a photo album of Leona's or in a box of personal photos that she had. Some additional misc. photos are also included.

Appearing: Leona, Fr. Leo, Hector & Justine Martel, Rosie, Frank
Set-121
IMG-121-001
Set-121
16
P/S
"Misc. Shields Family Photos"
A diverse collection of photo odds and ends. Includes both formal (posed) photos of Gen & Chief as well as informal shots (eg. Chief with a wig!).

Appearing: Gen, Chief, Dot, Joe, Marilyn, Frank, Ronnie, Vee, Betty, Ma Kirwan
Set-120
IMG-120-001
Set-120
93
P
"Leona, Friends & Family"
A collection of Leona's collection of photos from the 30's, 40's and 50's. There are a number of photos of her with friends, especially Rosie Germain.

Appearing: Leona, Hector Martel, Justine Martel, Fr. Leo, Frank, Rosie Germain,
Set-119
IMG-119-001
Set-119
5
N
"29 Fuller St"
Family photos taken at the Martel house on Fuller St.

Appearing: Hector Martel, Leona, Fr. Leo
Set-118
IMG-118-021
Set-118
52
S "Philly/DC/Christmas '69"
This contains a number of separate events, such as:
  • Party with Brooklyn Shields and Koehne's at Ronnie & Roy's in Red Hook, NY
  • Trip to Philadelphia including Independence Hall
  • Visit to D.C:
    • Capitol Building
    • Mall
    • Washington Monument
    • Lincoln Memorial
    • National Gallery of Art
    • Tomb of the Unknowns. 
  • Visiting Vee and Bob in Bowie, MD
  • Pool party at Koehne's
  • Jay's 14th Birthday
  • Christmas 1969.

Appearing: Joe, Marilyn, Frank, Ronnie, Roy, Vee, Bob Daly, Loretta, Jay, Leo, Mary, Dory, Ray Koehne (Sr), Ray K. (Jr), Bill K.
Set-117
IMG-117-039
Set-117
59
S "Prince Edward Island Trip"
This trip occurred in July of 1969. Points of interest:
  • Leo's 11th Birthday
  • Mary's 9th Birthday (in Red Hook)
  • Taking the Ferry from New Brunswick to PEI
  • Camping
  • Digging for Clams
  • A stop at Kennebunkport to view a blowhole across from the Bush Compound. 
  • Helen Koehne's 16th Birthday
Appearing: Dot, Frank, Ronnie, Roy, jls, Maureen,  Jay, Leo, Mary, Dory, Joe E., Chris Tergesen, Kathy T., Ray Koehne (Sr), Helen Koehne
Set-116
IMG-116-019
Set-116
44
S "Fall/Christmas 1968"
Includes:
  • Visit to White Mountains in NH, including the Old Man of the Mountain.
  • Mount Washington
  • Thanksgiving in Red Hook, NY
  • Christmas 1968 at Bellaire

Appearing: Chief, Gen, Frank, Leona, Ronnie, Roy, Vee, Bob Daly, Betty, Tony St. Jacques, jls, Jay, Leo, Mary, Dory, Chris Tergesen, Kathy Daly, Bobby Daly, Michael, Girard
Set-115
IMG-115-011
Set-115
56
S "Thousand Islands Trip"
I think this was the first trip in the trailer. Some notable places covered:
  • Party in Red Hook, NY (with Dot & family attending)
  • Thousand Islands, including Boldt Castle
  • A manually operated lock (on the Erie canal system?)
  • Unknown visitors at Bellaire
  • Airshow: Jets flying over Bellaire neighborhood

Appearing: Dot, Leo Pelletier, Frank, Leona, Ronnie, Roy Tergesen, Jeanne, Maureen, Pat, Mitch, jls, Jay, Leo, Mary, Dory, Kathy T., Chris T.
Set-114
IMG-114-022
Set-114
36
S "Labor Day Picnic 1968"

Labor Day was a big deal in the Bellaire neighborhood. One house would be chosen to host the festivities and all the neighbors would bring food. Naturally, there would be a keg of beer for the adults! For 1968, the Picnic was held at our house and included games for both kids and adults, games and even a rock band! (Who'd believe our parents could be that cool? ... We didn't!)

Appearing: Frank, Leona, Bob Grocott, Claire Grocott, John Cuterillo, James Brown, jls, Jay, Leo, Mary, Dory, Rob Grocott
Set-113
IMG-113-001
Set-113
18
S "Summer 1968"
Various scenes from the early part of the summer, including:
  • Picnic at the Koehne's house
  • A visit from Marg (Leona's sister) and Ernie Richards.
  • A trip down to Red Hook to see Ronnie, Roy, Gen & Chief
Appearing: Gen, Chief, Frank, Leona, Ronnie, Roy Tergesen, Marg, Ernie Richards, Jay, Leo, Mary, Dory, Chris T., Kathy T.
Set-112
IMG-112-001
Set-112
3
S
"Leona Bridesmaid"

Leona was a bridesmaid for her next oldest sibling, Arthur, and his bride-to-be Helen McDonough. The wedding was on 6/30/1946.

Appearing: Leona, Arthur Martel, Helen McDonough Martel
Set-111
IMG-111-050
Set-111
58
S
"1975 Family Reunion"

Appearing: Ronnie, Roy, Vee, Dot, Marilyn, Joe, Jimmy Kirwan, Jay, Anna, Mary, jls, Bobby, Gen, Jim L, Joe L, Joe S, Jeannie, Pat, Jeanne, Leo, Brian, Regina, Chris T., Kathy T., Anne, Dory

IMG-110-001
Set-110
13 S
"Visit to Brooklyn"

Not sure what the occasion was, but our neighbors from Bellaire Drive were there as well.

Appearing: Gen, Dot, Joe, Marilyn, Anna, Ronnie, Roy, Kathy Daly, Jeannie, Mary, Dory, Anne, Jean Koehne, Ray Koehne

IMG-109-001
Set-109
61 S
"Sailing with the Daly's"

Frank and Anna rented a Winnebago and visited the Daly's in MD. That provided a good excuse to go sailing on Bob & Vee's boat.

Appearing: Frank, Anna, Vee, Bob, Leo, Jeannie, Mary, Dory, Anne, Bobby, Brian

IMG-108-001
Set-108
10
S
"Marg & Ernie's House"

These were taken on Willow Drive in Nahant.

Appearing: Anna, Marg, Ernie, Fr. Leo, Joey Martel, Eileen, Arthur, Henry, Nora, Loretta, Polly Anderson, Bob Anderson, Mary, Dory

IMG-107-001
Set-107
25
P
"Frank and Leona Wedding Album"

These are scans of the photos from Frank and Leona's wedding album.

Appearing: Gen, Chief, Dot, Leo P., Joe, Marilyn, Frank, Leona, Vee, Ronnie, Kathy Daly, Hector, Justine, Fr. Leo, Ernie, Joe Martel, Bob Hanson, Rosie Germaine, Peg Roy

IMG-106-001
Set-106
18
S
"Frank and Leona Wedding Reception"

Appearing: Gen, Chief, Leo Pelletier, Joe, Frank, Leona, Hector, Justine, Fr. Leo, Marg & Ernie Richards, Joe Martel, Eddie Martel, Bob Hanson, Rosie Germaine

IMG-105-001
Set-105
4
V
"To Love and to Cherish"
Frank & Leona's wedding day (from 8mm film)
Also, 3 reels taken by Frank on a trip to Gasp Peninsula in Canada. The end of the third reel has scenes from Franconia Notch, NH, Maine and Brooklyn.

Appearing: Gen, Chief, Dot, Leo Pelletier, Jeanne P., Pat P., Joe, Marilyn, Frank, Leona, Ronnie, Vee, Hector Martel, Marg & Ernie Richards, Bob Hanson, Joey Martel, Kathy Daly, Rosie Germaine

IMG-104-001
Set-104
78
N Wedding of Jeanne and Frank Mahoney
August 20, 1977

Appearing: Gen, Dot, Joe, Marilyn, Frank, Anna, Ronnie, Roy, Jeanne, Frank M., Maureen, Pat, Mitch, Ronnie S, Loretta, jls, Jay, Leo, Mary, Dory, Anne L, Christian T., Lenaya Pongan, BJ (Robert Johnson)

IMG-103-001
Set-103
16
N "Bellaire Basement Remodel"
Mostly out-of-focus shots of the basement of 11 Bellaire while Frank converted it to living space. This would have been 1968 or 1969.

Appearing: jls

IMG-102-001
Set-102
16
N "Family Trips: Camp, Fort Niagara"
Two or three different trips. The old '59 Chevy is in the first 3 shots, then it switches to a camp (in Maine?) but Ronnie & Roy were there along with the Chief. The last shots include the Dodge Polaris, which was acquired after the Chevy was totaled. Niagara Falls was the goal; that was probably 1968.

Appearing: Leona, Jay, jls, Leo, Mary, Dory, Chief, Jeanne St. Jacques

IMG-101-001
Set-101
6
N "Staten Island Ferry"
I believe this is the Staten Island Ferry; please correct me if I'm wrong. Not sure what the occasion was.

Appearing: Kathryn, Loretta, Joe S, Leona, Jay, jls, Leo, Mary, Dory

IMG-100-001
Set-100
10
N "Petting Zoo & 1st Communion"
First shots are most likely at the Catskill Game Farm. There's a shot at a camp with the Chief that likely belongs to set 102. Then a few shots that are probably Leo's 1st Communion.

Appearing: Chief, Leona, Jay, Leo, jls, Mary, Dory, Koehne's

IMG-099-001
Set-099
8
N "Penguin Baseball"

Our next-door neighbors, the Koehne's, hosted the nuns from St. Joseph's Academy for a picnic. A game of baseball between the nuns and the local Little League players evidently ensued. I wonder who won?

Appearing: Nuns, Koehne's, Leona, jls, Jay, Dory, Mary

IMG-098-001
Set-098
6
N "Summer of '64?"
Just a few shots: 2 color of Mary and Dory in matching red dresses and a couple of shots of Frank resting comfortably in the back yard.

Appearing: Frank, Leona, Jean Koehne, Dory, Mary, James Koehne

IMG-097-001
Set-097
5
N "Mostly Mary"

Just a few misc. shots of Mary, Jay and jls.

Appearing: Mary, jls, Jay

IMG-096-001
Set-096
8
N "Summer of '62"

Leona with her girls, and some dressed up kids; perhaps jls's 1st communion?

Appearing: Leona, jls, Jay, Leo, Mary, Dory, Koehne's

IMG-095-001
Set-095
5
N "Dory's Baptism"

Dory and her god-parents: Ronnie and Ray Koehne.

Appearing: Ray Koehne, Ronnie, jls, Jay, Leo

IMG-094-001
Set-094
5
N
"Christmas 1961"
Dory and Leona are missing; I believe they were both still in the hospital after Dory's birth. Gen and Chief were visiting at the time.

Appearing: Gen, Chief, jls, Leo, Jay, Mary

IMG-093-001
Set-093
8
N "The Koehne-Shields Families, 1961"

Several shots of the new neighbors, the Koehne's. For just two families, that's quite a bunch of kids. And they didn't stop there, either!

Appearing: Koehne's, jls, Jay, Leo, Mary

IMG-092-001
Set-092
72
P
"The Kirwans" by Dottie Viotti

The photos in this set were all contributed by Dottie Viotti and consist mainly of Gen's relatives.
Note that Dottie has the originals, so rescans for clarity or higher resolution is not possible.

Appearing: Ma Kirwan, Bingo Pop, Gen, Chief, Frank, Joe,  Peter Kirwan, Tommy Kirwan, Kate Kirwan, Kat Kirwan, Al Kirwan, Helen Kirwan, Rob Aiken, Theresa Aiken, Alfred Aiken, Helen Aiken, Bobby Aiken,  Dick Thornhill, Ane, Lizzy O'Connor, Tom O'Connor, Josephine Quinn, Pat Pelletier, Maureen P., Mitch P.

IMG-091-001
Set-091 32
P
"The Busby/Murphy Photo Album"

Majority of the pictures are of unknown subjects. Of the known subjects, they tend to be of one the Busby's or the Murphy's.

Note: The full-sized photos are rather large, so they may take some time to download or refresh. That was done because I will not be keeping the originals, and so have scanned them in at a higher than normal resolution.

Appearing: Maggie Busby, Irene Busby, Willie Busby, William Murphy, Ed Youngkin

IMG-090-001
Set-090 7
N
"Great Smokey Mountains"

The first shot includes a sign, so you can tell where in the Smokey Mountains it was taken. The rest are presumably from within a relatively short distance of that.

Appearing: No one

IMG-089-001
Set-089 12
N "Christmas, 1963"

Several posed pics of the kids, plus a few informal shots. Finally a few pictures of the Christmas tree (silver) before the carnage.

Appearing: Leona, Jay, Leo, Mary, Dorothy

IMG-088-001
Set-088 10
N "Sightseeing with Grandparents & the Tergesens"

Not sure if this was one trip or several. Scenes include at home (Bellaire), having a picnic, several "attractions" including a ship and what appears to be a lumberyard. Then a blurry picture of a church and two "scenery" shots.

Appearing: Gen, Chief, Roy, Ronnie, Leona, Jay, Leo, Mary, Dorothy

IMG-087-001
Set-087 8
N "Picnic with the Daly's"

I'm guessing these were taken in the summer of 1961. Not sure of the location.

Appearing: Bob Daly, Vee, Leona, Jay, Leo, Mary, Bobby Daly

IMG-086-001
Set-086 16
N "Neighborhood kids on Bellaire Dr."

Includes:
  • Several group shots of the kids living within a house or two of 11 Bellaire Dr.
  • individual shots of Frank's kids
  • fall foliage trip with a picnic stop
  • All dressed up for the fall. 

Appearing: Koehne, Grocott, Leona, Jay, Leo, Mary


IMG-085-001
Set-085 8
N "The Chief cleans up"

Not sure where the first couple of pictures were taken. The remainder are of Mary as a newborn, back at Bellaire Dr.

Appearing: Chief, Gen, Leona, Mary, Jay

IMG-084-001
Set-084 9
N "Mary's Baptism"

This would be sometime during the summer of 1960.
Also, a couple of pictures of some desperados.

Appearing: Jean Koehne, Ray Koehne, Frank, Leona, Jay, Leo, Mary

IMG-083-001
Set-083 8
N "A fishing excursion off the Pier"

A trip to NJ? to see the Daly cousins and to do a little fishing ... or maybe just watching the fish and the fishermen.

The envelope that contained these negatives also contained 14 other negatives that  clearly belonged with the photos in Set-079. Accordingly, I moved those negatives into that set.

Appearing: Chief, Roy Tergesen, Gen, Leona, Kathy Daly, Jay, Leo

IMG-082-001
Set-082 8
N
"Yes, but who are the real animals?"

Not sure if these were taken at Catskill Game Farm, although that's the most likely place.
There was probably more than one trip represented here. The trip to the zoo probably did include Gen (in shot #5) since Leona is wearing the same outfit seen in #1. However shots 6 and 7 are taken out by the Great Sacandaga Lake, and appears to be a bit colder judging by the clothing.

Appearing: Ernie Richards, Gen, Leona, Jay

IMG-081-001
Set-081 9
N
"Hector and Justine celebrate an anniversary"

Grandfather Hector Martel and his wife Justine are celebrating what appears to be an anniversary.

Appearing: Justine Martel, Hector Martel, Father Leo, Marg Richards, Loretta Hanson, Ernie Richards, Donny Richards, jls, Edna Martel, Red (Eugene) Martel, Arthur Martel

IMG-080-001
Set-080 7
N
"Keeping the kids amused"

I'm not sure what theme part this was taken at; possibly StoryTown USA, which did have some architectural similarities to some of the buildings, as well as having a "Ghost Town" section which would account for the "Jail" photo.

Appearing: Leona, Jay, Leo

IMG-079-001
Set-079 16
N
"In the new House"  

These are the first photos that I know of taken in the new home on Bellaire Drive.
Originally, only 2 negatives were found in the folder. However, another folder containing negatives for Set-083  had the remainder of this set.

Appearing: Frank, Leona, Jay Leo

IMG-078-001
Set-078 8
N
"Final Phase"

Some pictures back at Forest Rd, waiting for the house on Bellaire to be completed. In shot #7, the house looks nearly ready.

Appearing: Leona, Jay

IMG-077-001
Set-077 9
N
"Construction Phase 3"

Siding is inching up to the top, but I suspect progress may have been a bit slow given the weather. Includes a few shots taken back at their Schenectady house. The last photo in the series (#9), likely belongs to another set: we look a bit younger in that pic than in the rest.

Appearing: Jay

IMG-076-001
Set-076 16
N
"Construction Phase 2"

With a pause for some Xmas photos for 1957, the work on the Bellaire house continues. The siding on the house is going up, the pipes for the septic system are onsite and work continues apace inside.

Appearing: Leona, Jay

IMG-075-001
Set-075 8
N
"A new Beginning: Construction Phase 1"

Taken in December of 1957, these photos show the foundation of the new house Frank and Leona were having built in Scotia, NY. Included are pictures of model houses and a very blurry photo of what may be the lot prior to the foundation being poured. By the end of the set, the basic frame and roof for the house are up.

Appearing: No one.

IMG-074-001
Set-074
8
N "Christmas, 1958"

Leo appears to be about 8 months old here, which makes this 1958.

Appearing: Chief, Jay, Leo, Frank Schickel, Mary Schickel

IMG-073-001
Set-073
8
N "A day at the Zoo"

Probably Fall of 1959. Leona appears to be pregnant with Mary in one shot.

Appearing: Marg Richards, Ernie Richards, Joe, Leona, Kee, Kathryn, Michael St. Jacques, Jay, Leo

IMG-072-001
Set-072
8
N "Trip to New Jersey"

The start is clearly a trip to the Daly house in NJ. Looks to be summer of 1958.

Appearing: Vee, Leona, Kathy Daly, Bobby Daly, Jay, Leo

IMG-071-001
Set-071
8
N "A visit to Maine"

Not sure of the date for these, but probably 1957.

Also includes an unknown house and pictures of Bellaire Dr immediately after being built, along with a surfeit of Chiefs! :-)

Appearing: Chief, Dot, Leo Pelletier, Jeanne Pelletier, Pat Pelletier, Michael St. Jacques, Jay

IMG-070-001

Set-070
6
N
"Christmas, 1957"

This was Frank & Leona's first Christmas in their new house on Bellaire Dr in Scotia, NY. Leona is pregnant with Leo.

Appearing: Leona, Jay, Grocott
Set-069
IMG-069-001

Set-069
17
P
Some additional photos from Mary. These remain in my possession, so rescans are available.
  • Ane's wedding to Jack O'Brien
  • Tintype of Ma Kirwan
  • Some priestly relatives of Gen.
  • Misc shots from 30's thru 50's. Some of these are related to images in other sets (links provided where identified).
  • More GE pictures of Frank.

Appearing: Ane, Dick Thornhill, Aunt Theresa, Aunt Kate, Jack O'Brien, Bingo Pop, Helen Kirwan, Ma Kirwan, Alfred Kirwan, Jimmy Kirwan, Tom O'Connor, Aunt Ellie, Gen, Chief, Dot, Marilyn, Frank, Ronnie, Betty, Jeanne Pelletier, Freidman

Set-068
IMG-068-001
Set-068
24
P
"Mary's Collection"

Images scanned from a set of photographs that Mary Shields lent to me. Note that since I do not retain the originals, I cannot rescan at higher resolutions without borrowing the original from Mary.
Some highlights:
  • Several pictures of Grandpop
  • Mary Connif
  • Ma Kirwan and Bingo Pop (James Kirwan)
  • Peter and Aloysius Kirwan
  • 1942 photos of all the 87th st. "Kids"
  • Several 1953 pictures of Frank and Leona
  • 2 pictures of Frank for GE publications

Appearing: Mary Connif, Patrick Murphy, Ma Kirwan, Bingo Pop, Aloysius Kirwan, Peter Kirwan, Grandpop, Chief, Dot, Joe, Frank, Leona, Ronnie, Vee, Betty

Set
                067
IMG-067-001
Set-067 8
N "Forest Road Neighborhood"

Playing in the vicinity of 1158 Forest Rd in Schenectady.

Appearing: Jay
Set
                066
IMG-066-001
Set-066 8
N "Visiting Nieces"

Two nieces of Leona's from Boston area fly back home. Also, some pictures taken in front of the Schenectady house Frank and Leona rented while having their suburban house built.

Appearing: Leona, Linda Martel, Polly Hanson, Jay
Set
                065
IMG-065-001
Set-065 13
N "Temporary Quarters in Schenectady"

I'm not sure if these pictures were all taken in Schenectady, but certainly the last photo was. I'm guessing that this is early fall of 1956.

Appearing: Leona, Jay
Set
                064
IMG-064-001
Set-064 10
N "Jay's Baptism"

This appears to be my baptism, although frankly I don't recall it. Sadly, I also don't recall who my godparents were. From the looks of it though, they were Marg (Leona's sister) and  Uncle Leo.

A smattering of other pictures from Christmas 1955.

Appearing: Marg Richards, Leo Pelletier, Leona, Jay
Set
                063
IMG-063-001
Set-063 3
N Probably the winter of 1954/55. Only 3 shots, all with jls, one with Leona.

Appearing: Leona
Set
                062
IMG-062-001
Set-062 7
N "Plymouth Rock"

Just one shot of Plymouth Rock; the rest are of jls, likely in Lynn, MA

Appearing: No one of interest
Set
                061
IMG-061-001

Set-061
17
N "Baptism"

jls gets baptised, and has a bath. Also, a train wreck and a barn.

Appearing: Rosie, Grandma Martel, Gen, Dot, Leo Pelletier, Joe, Ronnie, Roy, Leona, Jeanne Pelletier
From
                Elegant to Rough-and-ready
IMG-060-001
Set-060
8
N
"From Elegant to Rough-and-Ready"

Pictures of Leona with Frank and her brother, Father Leo, at some Resort or Garden. Also, Leona (presumably with Frank) hiking around a mountain stream and gorge.

Most likely in 1953. In summer of 1954, she would have been visibly pregnant.

Appearing: Father Leo, Frank, Leona
By the
                Sea
IMG-059-001
Set-059
7
N "By the Sea"

Leona and a friend somewhere near the sea. Lynn or Nahant? A couple of [unidentified] guys sailing a small boat. 1953?

Appearing: Frank, Leona
Trip to
                Maine
IMG-058-001
Set-058
16
N "A trip to Maine"

These appear to be taken in the early 1950's, probably 1953 or thereabouts. These may be connected to the images in Set-049.

Appearing: Frank
Early
                1943 Portraits
IMG-057-001

Set-057
5
N "Early 1943 Portraits"

Here are 5 "during the war" images that I found hanging out in an envelope belonging to a later time. It's my guess that these were taken in late 1942 or early 1943. In that time frame, Joe had become a Sgt and was still in the US, and neither Frank nor Dot had yet joined the Army.

Appearing: Dot, Joe, Frank
Maine
                and New Hampshire
IMG-056-001

Set-056
71
N
"New England Sights"

A set of related film rolls showing a trip to Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire. The rolls contain:
  1. Gloucester, MA; Beach; Boating with Leo's Parents?
  2. Ellis River, Pinkham Notch, NH.; Glen Ellis Falls, nice rustic cabin
  3. Leo, Dot and Frank fishing on a lake somewhere
  4. More boating, some cabins, Mt. Washington Cog Railway, Cannon Mt. Aerial Tramway
  5. Cannon Mountain and the Aerial Tramway. 

Appearing: Helen Pelletier, Charlie Pelletier, Leo Pelletier, Dot, Frank,

Newlywed photos Frank & Leona
IMG-055-001

Set-055
8
N
"Newlyweds"

Only one photo of Leona, several of Frank (in a robe!) and some candlesticks (I assume they are test shots). My guess is that these were taken just after (or just before) they married in 10/1953.

Appearing: Frank, Leona
More
                construction photos of Dot & Leo's house
IMG-054-001

Set-054
5
N
More construction shots for Dot & Leo's house.

Appearing: Leo Pelletier
Dot
                & Leo's new house
IMG-053-001

Set-053
10
N
New house construction for Dot & Leo Pelletier. Can someone send me the address and, if known, the approximate date?

Appearing: Leo Pelletier, Dot
The
                Picnic
IMG-052-001

Set-052
6
N
The Picnic

A sparse set: a shot of Kathy Daly, a couple of Jeanne Pelletier and Pat, someone's cute stuffed animal collection, and a picnic of people I don't know. Would appreciate any names/dates/places that people might know.

Appearing: Jeanne Pelletier, Pat Pelletier, Kathy Daly

Kids
                Fishing Tournament
IMG-051-001

Set-051
8
N
Kids Fishing Tournament

I have no idea when or where these were taken. In fact, although they all look like they're related, the first two images were from negatives in a different envelope than the rest of the pictures. But they seem related, so I combined them.

Appearing: Unidentified
A trip
                to the Zoo
IMG-050-001

Set-050
9
N
A trip to the Zoo

I'm guessing this is 1952 since I think Marilyn is pregnant with Ronnie. Joe, Marilyn and Vee, along with Kee and Kathy go to a zoo, then back to what I'm guessing is the Daly house. Anyone recognize the Zoo or the house?

Appearing: Chief, Joe, Marilyn, Vee, Jeanne Pelletier, Pat Pelletier, Kee, Kathy Daly
Trip to
                Quebec
IMG-049-001

Set-049
22
N
The majority of these pictures were taken in the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec in July of 1953. Included in the same envelope were negatives with pictures such as the one to the right, with Gen, Chief, et. al.

Appearing: Gen, Chief, Joe, Marilyn, Frank, Ronnie, Roy, Vee, Bob Daly, Betty, Jeanne Pelletier, Pat Pelletier, Kee, Kathy Daly
For the
                Howlett's
IMG-048-001

Set-048
7
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On the envelope in which the negatives were found, Frank had written:
For the Howlett's

Appearing: Frank, Rosemary O'Neil

IMG-047-067

Set-047
95
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"Rosemary O'Neil"

There are several "scenes" in this series; they were taken in 1951 and 1952. Most include Rosemary O'Neil, Frank's girlfriend from circa 1952. These scenes are:
  • Ronnie and Rosemary in various locales: coast, The Constitution (ship), Rosemary's house, etc.
  • Rosemary and someone who appears to be her mother
  • Joe, Marilyn and Kee visiting Ms G's house.
  • A New Years party for 3 couples to usher in 1952
  • Several "selfies" by Frank
  • Rosemary and Frank walking in the woods in winter, 1951.
  • Dot, Leo, Jeanne and Pat in various shots, one at a picnic

Appearing: Dot, Leo Pelletier, Marilyn, Joe, Frank, Ronnie, Jeanne Pelletier, Pat Pelletier, Kee, John Collon, Rosemary O'Neil


IMG-046-001

Set-046
14
P
"Eileen Moran Wedding"

This is a set of pictures that were taken at Eileen Moran's wedding to Richard Rother in June of 1946. Eileen was one of the "3 sisters" that are mentioned fairly frequently in the letters in Frank's Files. You can see other pictures of her in sets 38 and 40.

According to information that Frank received from Fel Moran née Kazalski (Fel married Eileen's cousin) in late 1993, Eileen and Richard had 10 children.

Appearing: Elieen Moran, Peggy Doyle, Fel Kazalski, Richard Rother, John Acer, Frank, Mary & Bernard Kazalski

IMG-045-001
Set-045
11
P
"Large Old Photos"

This is a set of photos that were taken sometime before 1925. Most of them are very large, up to 14" x 11".
Given their size, note that these photos may take longer than usual to load!
The photos include:
  • Grandpop & Dora
  • Ma Kirwan
  • Joseph E. Shields (Grandpop's brother)
  • Gen & Chief

Appearing: Ane, Jack O'Brien, Bingo Pop, Ma Kirwan, Tommy Kirwan, Al Aiken, Aunt Theresa, Dora, Gen, Chief, Dot, Mrs. Fist


IMG-044-001

Set-044
41
P
"Hodge-Podge"

This set is a hodge-podge of most of the remaining unassociated  pre-1950 photographs. Some threads are:
  • Frank from the 1929 to 1948
  • Tommy & Kat Kirwan
  • Test prints of Jimmy Kirwan, Chief, Frank, Ronnie, Vee & Betty
  • Kezar's house, etc.
  • Some soldier at 87th St.
  • Two photos found among Dot or Frank's letters. One of Chief, one an unknown girl.
  • Some unknown friends or acquaintances 

Appearing: Leo Pelletier, Tommy Kirwan, Kat Kirwan, Jimmy Kirwan, Peggy Doyle, Fel Kazalski, Eileen Moran, Anna, Chief, Joe, Frank, Ronnie, Vee, Betty, Dennis Katz, Anna Kezar, Stupe


IMG-043-001

Set-043
32
P
"St. Michael's Diocesan High School"

These are the classmates with whom Frank graduated in January of 1941.
Here's an article in the Brooklyn Eagle concerning the graduation ceremony.

Appearing: Frank, Armand Starace, John Duffy, Aurelius Sclafani, John Collon, Joe Oussani, Eugene Dembinski

IMG-042-001

Set-042
26
P
"Three Service Stars"

Photos of Dot, Joe and Frank in the service. Well, it's a bit sparse on photos of Dot & Joe, but there's at least one of each. Most of the remainder are of Frank starting from his stint with the ASTP program at Purdue University and including his travels to Germany, Manila and Japan in late '45

Appearing: Ed Conolly, Eugene Dembinski, Bill Hoy, Hank Kirk, R. Isinger, A. Gerkin, Dot, Joe, Frank

IMG-041-001

Set-041
18
P
"Friends & more"
These photographs are of friends of the Shields' siblings, including boyfriends and girlfriends. Some of them had names written on the back, so where possible, those have been included.

Appearing: Peggy Doyle, Fel Kazalski, Eileen Moran, John Acer, Joe Sherman, Jimmy Kirwan, Chief, Frank, Ronnie, Vee, Betty, Tom O'Connor, Bill Kampf, Gladys Kampf

IMG-040-001

Set-040
14
P
A set of beach photos, presumably before the war, or at least before Joe joined. Perhaps summer of '42?

Appearing: Peggy Doyle, Fel Kazalski, Eileen Moran, Joe, Frank

IMG-039-001

Set-039
5
P
This set is small, just two tintypes, but 5 total images: each photograph is shown in both the original scan and one or more modified versions.

The people are unidentified. Do you know who they are?

Appearing: Unidentified

IMG-038-001

Set-038
13
P
This set of pictures were enclosed between two sheets of cardboard, one of which has "Joe" written on it. The handwriting on the back of the photos clearly belongs to Fel Kazalski. These are the "3 Sisters" that are occasionally mentioned in the letters: Fel, Peggy Doyle and Eileen Moran. Another picture was found that identified each of the three.

Appearing: Peggy Doyle, Fel Kazalski, Eileen Moran

IMG-037-001

Set-037
6
P
This set of photographs were enclosed in an envelope. Annotations on the back are indicated in the description of each photo.

According to the notations, the people are Auntie, Dick, "Ma" Kirwan and Alfred Aiken.

Appearing: Alfred Aiken, Dick Aiken, Al Aiken, Ma Kirwan

IMG-036-002

Set-036
35
N
These pictures were found in a metal 35mm film canister. The label on the top reads:
Franks
from Germany & Manila
35mm negatives
Date: 12/18/45
The filmstrip was continuous, so the pictures are either in their original sequence or backwards: it's hard to know which was first since there are no numbers on the filmstrip itself. It is also hard to tell where they were taken ... most of them appear to be taken in the same camp, but I don't know if that was in Germany or Manila. The film obviously deteriorated while it was kept in the canister.

Appearing: Frank

IMG-035-001

Set-035
12
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At least 8 of these pictures appear to be taken at the Air Base in North Africa at which Joe was stationed during 1943 or 1944.

There are a few misc. pictures in the crowd, but one is a good picture of Joe at 244 87th St. I'm guessing it was taken after his discharge, but that's strictly a guess.

Appearing: Chief, Joe, Frank, John Collon

IMG-034-001

Set-034
7
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This set was taken on Sunday, June 5 1943. Dot had traveled from Ft Oglethorpe the previous Friday to see Frank, but they really didn't get to spend much time together until Saturday night. According to the letter Frank wrote to Gen, they spent Sunday walking around Spartanburg SC (the town nearest Camp Croft) and took some snapshots. These seem to be the result, along with one additional photo: IMG-024-001.

Two friends of Frank's accompanied them. One was Bob Roche, who died at Anzio in 1944. I have not been able to identify the other soldier yet.

Appearing: Bob Roche, Freidman, Dot, Frank

IMG-033-001

Set-033
5
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This is a rather small set. The images are:
  • A young (early 30's?) Chief with a straw hat
  • Ronnie and Stupe on the Stoop of 244
  • Vee with the neighbor's child
  • A picture of the neighbor's child on a running board.
  • Someone with a cow. 

Appearing: Chief, Ronnie, Vee, Bobby Katz, Stupe


IMG-032-001

Set-032
14
N
A very eclectic grouping!

Appearing: Tommy Kirwan, Dot, Joe, Frank, Betty, Kat Kirwan, Dot Kirwan


IMG-031-001

Set-031
12
N
A Shields Fashion Show!
  • Vee and Ronnie in several "Glamour" Shots, along with a few of the 1940's fashions.
  • Three Studio images of Dot, one circa 1920, the other 2 in the 40's sometime. 
  • Two "test photos". Chief and Tommy had photographic equipment that allowed them to create negatives on glass plates, so I think these were just tests that they conducted to see how it worked.

Appearing: Aunt Kate, Gen, Dot, Ronnie, Vee, Stupe


IMG-030-001

Set-030
70
N

Appearing: Ma Kirwan, Al Aiken, Gen, Chief, Dot, Joe, Frank, Ronnie, Vee, Betty, Kat Kirwan, Aunt Theresa, Mrs. Kezar, Lizzie O'Connor


IMG-029-001

Set-029
34
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This covers a fairly wide time frame. Themes include:

Appearing: Grandpop, Dora, Gen, Chief, Dot, Joe, Frank, Ronnie, Alfred Aiken, Aunt Ane, Aunt Theresa, Bobby Katz


IMG-028-001

Set-028
20
N
Several pictures of Ronnie, Vee and Betty together, including one with the Chief (in snow). Others include:
  • Several pictures of Ronnie as a teen
  • Two pictures of Frank, one as an adolescent, one probably soon after joining the Army
  • Dot on sand (Florida, likely)
  • Dot and Joe in uniform on a beach, and Dot and Joe (infant) probably in CT.
  • Chief next to a Christmas tree
  • The back of the house on Hitchcock Lake
  • a 1939 Worlds Fair picture (more of the Girl Scout pictures ... see set 026 below)
  • Two nuns, one of whom may be "Kat" Kirwan.

Appearing: Chief, Dot, Joe, Frank, Ronnie, Vee, Betty, Lizzie O'Connor, Bobby Katz


IMG-027-001

Set-027
13
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A few more Niagara Falls pics, some double exposures of Ronnie and a friend with Navy boys, Gen & Chief in bathing suits, all the siblings in front of a Christmas tree and a pic of Dot (with beautiful curls) and 2 imps.

Appearing: Gen, Chief, Dot, Joe, Frank, Ronnie, Vee, Betty
Photo
                Set 026a
IMG-026-001

Set-026
119
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Set 026 is comprised of all the loose negatives I found in one of the bags. There are several themes in this set:

Appearing: Grandpop, Dora, Gen, Chief, Dot, Joe, Frank, Ronnie, Vee, Betty, Ane, Dick Thornhill, Tommy Kirwan, Stupe

Photo
                Set 025
IMG-025-001

Set-025
19
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Young Gen with baby, Chief in chains, Close-ups of Ronnie, Vee and Betty (one with her arm in a cast), Joe and Frank dressed up (a graduation?). Mostly at 244 87th.

Appearing: Bingo Pop, Gen, Chief, Dot, Joe, Frank, Ronnie, Vee, Betty, Kat Kirwan, Stupe

Info on Envelope:
Name: Shields,  Address: 244-87th St
National Drug Center, 424 86th St, Brooklyn NY
Photo
                Set 024
IMG-024-001

Set-024
20
N
Dot's photos; these appear to be mostly of or around Ft. Oglethorpe in Georgia. Shots include her barracks (I assume) and a trip to Lookout Mountain.

Appearing: Bob Roche, Dot, Frank

Info on the Envelope:
Date: 5/9/45, Name: D. Shields
Shannon's, 726 1/2 Market St., Chattanooga TN
Photo
                Set 023
IMG-023-001

Set-023
15
N
A number of pictures from 244 87th St with Gen, Chief, Dot, Ronnie, Joe, Frank. Teenaged Joe at the beach (but poor quality), and 2 photos of people in uniform (likely Dot is one).

Appearing: Gen, Chief, Dot, Joe, Frank, Ronnie, Vee, Bobby Katz
Photo
                Set 022
IMG-022-001

Set-022
9
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Vacation Pictures at a Hitchcock Lake CT, probably 1943 or '44. Skinny Frank fishing. Unknown girls. Local convenience store (with period advertising).

Appearing: Frank
Photo
                Set 021
IMG-021-001

Set-021
12
N
Someone's christening.

Appearing: Gen, Dot

Envelope replaced The information on it included:
Name: SHIELDES
Nemiroff Pharmacy, 8702 3rd Ave., Brooklyn NY
Photo
                Set 020
IMG-020-001

Set-020
32
N
Mostly vacation pictures in a wooded location. Scenic shots of rivers and roads. Several pics of Frank as a teenager; Chief and Jimmy Kirwan working at 244 87th. Joe & Frank at Christmas in Boy Scout uniforms.

Appearing: Gen, Chief, Jimmy Kirwan, Dot, Joe, Frank, Ronnie, Vee, Stupe

Envelope replaced. The information on it included:
Date: Sept 3, 1941; Address: 244-87; Store No. 535
Shore Road Fotoshop, 8527 3rd Ave.

IMG-019-001

Set-019
14
N
Mostly experimental photos taken at or in 244 87th St. Gen & Tommy Kirwan wearing a Sergeant's coat. Pic of Grandpop. Several photos that appear to be a photography studio, possibly in 244 87th, with Chief, Tommy Kirwan and others (including a nun).  One picture of Frank in uniform is likely taken in 1943.

Appearing: Tommy Kirwan, Kate Kirwan, Kat Kirwan, Grandpop, Gen, Chief, Frank,
Photo
                Set 018a
IMG-018-001

Set-018 100
N
A lot of pictures likely taken in Connecticut at "the filter". Themes include:

Appearing: Ane, Ma Kirwan, Tommy Kirwan, Alfred Aiken, Aunt Theresa, Bingo Pop, Grandpop, Dora, Gen, Chief, Dot, Joe, Frank, Vee, Ronnie, Betty, John Collon, Lizzie O'Connor, Stupe

All negatives from set 18 were found in a single manila envelope with a return address of:
Board of Education
The City of New York
Bureau of Attendance
154 East 68th Street
Photo
                Set 017
IMG-017-001

Set-017 12
N
A new baby!

Appearing: Leona
Photo
                Set 016
IMG-016-001

Set-016 3
N
Ronnie & Roy and a house

Appearing: Ronnie, Roy
Photo
                Set 015
IMG-015-001

Set-015 6
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Appears to be Ronnie's Christening. The envelope was adjacent to the folder for Photo Set Set-014, which had a note indicating that folder held the christening photos. Perhaps they were just misplaced?

Appearing: Ronnie, Peter Januzzi, Jeanne Pelletier, Kee
Photo
                Set 014
IMG-014-001

Set-014 3
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Outside of Envelope reads: "Veronica's Christening" in Frank's handwriting. Possibly this is meant to apply to Set-015?

Appearing: Jeanne Pelletier, Frank
Photo
                Set 013
IMG-013-001

Set-013 8
N
Pelletier's & relatives?

Appearing: Charlie Pelletier, Jeanne Pelletier, Pat Pelletier, Leona
Photo
                Set 012
IMG-012-001

Set-012 21
N
May 16, 1953 wedding of Ronnie Shields and Roy Tergesen

Appearing: Ronnie, Roy, Gen, Chief, Dot, Joe, Marilyn, Leona, Betty, Bob Daly, Kee, Kathy Daly, Jeanne Pelletier, Pat Pelletier
Photo
                Set 011
IMG-011-001

Set-011 8
N
1953 Honeymoon pictures for Frank & Leona. Crystal Cave in PA and West Point
See set Set-004 and Set-009 as well.

Appearing: Leona
Photo
                Set 010
IMG-010-001

Set-010 8
N
Jay and Joe Shields in Saugus, MA

Appearing: Leona, Jay
Photo
                Set 009
IMG-009-001

Set-009 15
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A couple of pictures of the Chief at 87th St.
Leona and Frank's Honeymoon to Poconos.  Pictures of Bushkill Falls and a side-trip to New Hampshire.
See also Set-004 and Set-011.

Some of these scenes also appear in the Gaspé Peninsula Movie #3.

Appearing: Chief, Marilyn, Betty, Leona, Frank, Kee
Photo
                Set 008
IMG-008-001

Set-008 8
N
Trip to the Brooklyn Zoo with Kathryn, Loretta, Jay and Joe. Then to 87th St and finally back to Bellaire Dr.

Appearing: Gen, Vee, Joe, Kathryn, Loretta, Bobby Daly, Jay, Leo
Photo
                Set 007
IMG-007-001

Set-007 8
N
Birthday party at Bellaire Dr with neighborhood kids

Appearing: Grocott, Koehne, Remillard, Leona, Jay, Leo, Mary, Dorothy
Photo
                Set 006
IMG-006-001

Set-006 8
N
Autumn pictures of Leona, Jay and Joe somewhere in NY or New England; Christmas 1957 at Bellaire Dr.

Appearing: Leona, Jay, Leo
Photo
                Set 005
IMG-005-001

Set-005 13
N
Visit to Ireland

Appearing: Dot, Frank & Jeanne Mahoney, Frank, Anna
Photo
                Set 004
IMG-004-001

Set-004 7
N
Leona and Frank's 1953 Honeymoon to Poconos, including  Crystal Cave in Kutztown, PA. Also see sets Set-009 and Set-011.

Appearing: Frank, Leona
Photo
                Set 003
IMG-003-001

Set-003 7
N
Catskill Game Farm; Visit from Daly's; Christmas 1961

Appearing: Vee, Kathy Daly, Leona, Jay, Leo, Mary
Photo
                Set 002
IMG-002-001

Set-002 8
N
Christmas, 1959? at Bellaire Drive

Appearing: Frank, Jay, Leo, Mary

Photo
                Set 001
IMG-001-001

Set-001
8
N
The Woodlin Club, a pool in Glenville NY. Circa 1961
Leo, Jay, Mary, Joe

Appearing: Jay, Leo, Mary
Gen and Chief Gen_Chief-001
1
N
"Famous" picture of Gen & Chief in upstairs of 244 87th St.


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