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Harry Byers fonds : 2018 accrual.

Materials relating to the personal and professional life of Harry J. Byers. Includes photographs, coins, artefacts, correspondence, ephemera and more. Most of the items relate to Byers' time working in Russia from 1930-1931.

Byers, Harry J.

Photographs and realia.

Photographs and realia created and collected by Harry J. Byers. Includes coins and banknotes, photographs of Harry with family and friends and more. Most of the materials were created or collected during Harry's time in Russia.

Byers, Harry J.

Lawson [Byers?] placing roses on William Byers' grave.

Snapshot of a young boy identified as Lawson, placing flowers on William Byers' grave. Explanation on verso reads: "This is Lawson putting the bunch of roses he had for his christining [sic] on his Uncle Will's grave. The words on the stone are 'In loving memory of Wm C. Byers born August 1, 1885, died August 13, 1921', the circle 'Woodmen of the World' his lodge."

Byers, Harry J.

Ralph Fischer, Martin Diegel, Harry J.

Snapshot of three men loading a shotgun. The men are identified on the verso of the photograph as Ralph Fischer, Martin Diegel, and Harry J. [Byers] (at right).

Byers, Harry J.

Two unidentified men.

Snapshot of [Fred Byers] and an unidentified ma standing outdoors wearing suits and boater hats.

Byers, Harry J.

Clark and his aunt in Illinois.

Snapshot of Clark [?] and his aunt. There is an explanation on the verso of the photograph. Explanation on verso reads: "This is Clark & his aunt in Illinois she was a sweet old lady just like ma - she's 84 yrs old."

Byers, Harry J.

Traveling salesman.

Snapshot of 2 unidentified children standing beside a dog, with two horses, a cart, and a car in the background.

Byers, Harry J.

Unidentified street scene.

Snapshot of an unidentified street scene showing building facades, people, and cars. Possibly somewhere in Russia.

Byers, Harry J.

Me, age 31, Roy age 37.

Snapshot of a couple standing in a park. Shadow of photographer visible at bottom right.

Byers, Harry J.

This is Patricia.

Snapshot of Patricia Gentry standing on a sidewalk, with a road and lamppost behind her.

Byers, Harry J.

Glenn Mac McCourt.

Snapshot of a Glenn Mac McCourt, standing in a yard, with a house behind him. Caption on verso reads: "Glenn Mac McCourt age 3 yrs - a real boy."

Byers, Harry J.

Unidentified people fishing.

Snapshot of a group of unidentified people sitting on a river bank fishing. There is a car on the riverbank, and one man is also standing fishing in the water.

Byers, Harry J.

Sagoss and two door knob cooks.

Snapshot of 3 unidentified individuals standing in front of a wharf and pier, with a boat docked and a lighthouse in the distance.

Byers, Harry J.

Lizzie Nebel and Annie Holman.

Snapshot of two women identified on the back of the photograph as Lizzie Nebel and Annie Holman, holding bouquets of flowers.

Byers, Harry J.

Glen[n] Mac McCourt sitting in a high chair.

Snapshot of Glenn Mac McCourt sitting in a high chair beside a brick building, with a snowy landscape behind him. Caption on verso reads: "Glen Mac McCourt age - 5 mths 3 weeks."

Byers, Harry J.

Two unidentified boys and their dogs.

Snapshot of 2 unidentified boys and their dog and puppies, sitting on a lawn with a house behind them. Caption on verso reads: "This is our house & the little neighbor boys and their dogs."

Byers, Harry J.

Two unidentified children in their first communion clothes.

Snapshot of 2 unidentified children wearing first communion clothing, and holding candles on a lawn in front of a house. Letter on verso reads: "To Kate, this is our youngest boy and the oldest
girl in their first communion suits they both went last fall, George
and Mary."

Byers, Harry J.

Clipping : "With Tractor Instructor in Russia".

Contains a newspaper clipping of an article describing the experiences of a Mr. Thome, who was a tractor instructor in Russia. His experiences would be similar to those of Harry Byers. A handwritten note appears on the article that reads: "Here is a good laugh Old Mom".

Byers, Harry J.

Group at Swope Park.

Snapshot of Violet Byers and two unidentified men behind a picnic sign at Swope Park in Kansas City, Missouri.

Byers, Harry J.

Rose and Jack.

Snapshot of 2 children identified as Rose and Jack, standing on a residential street.

Byers, Harry J.

Mickey standing on a sidewalk in a residential area.

Snapshot of child identified as Mickey wearing a new dress and standing on the sidewalk in a residential area. Captions on verso read: "Mickey the clown" and "This is the dress Don got Mick for her birthday."

Byers, Harry J.

House.

Snapshot of an unidentified house.

Byers, Harry J.

Jim and Marnie with bicycles.

Snapshot of 2 children identified as Jim and Marnie, standing in front of a house, on a sidewalk, with their bicycles. Caption on verso reads: "Jim 10 1/2 Marnie 11."

Byers, Harry J.

The wide open spaces.

Snapshot of a field with no trees, and small dots of animals and people on the horizon line.

Byers, Harry J.

Unidentified woman.

Snapshot of an unidentified woman in a dress and a sun hat sitting outside.

Byers, Harry J.

Helen Bawman.

Snapshot of Helen Bawman in front of a home with a carpet bag.

Byers, Harry J.

Group standing in front of a Russian train.

Informal group portrait of 2 men identified as Kelly and Showen, 2 other unidentified men, and 1 unidentified woman. Letter on verso reads: "This we had taken just as we were leaving for Vladivostok after spending the 4th of July here. The fellow between Kelly & Showen works in the Cater [?] office here & thats Kellys flame he's holding onto. Bud."

Byers, Harry J.

Two unidentified men from behind.

Photograph of two unidentified men standing outdoors with their backs to the camera. Person on right is wearing a jumpsuit that reads: "Gats Service. HA. 7770. HA. 0825."

Byers, Harry J.

No comments.

Snapshot of an unidentified man kneeling down by a boat on a dock, with a lighthouse in the distance.

Byers, Harry J.

Machine shop.

Snapshot of men working around machinery in a machine shop.

Byers, Harry J.

Cows.

Snapshot of cows outside on a farm standing in hay.

Byers, Harry J.

Violet Byers with unidentified group on boat.

Snapshot of Violet Byers (second from left) with two unidentified women and a child standing on the deck of a boat. They are standing next to a life ring with "New York" written on it.

Byers, Harry J.

Two old sailors.

Snapshot of 2 unidentified individuals paddling a canoe in a lake, with land in the distance.

Byers, Harry J.

Orpha picking flowers beside a large building.

Snapshot of Orpha picking flowers from a bush beside a large building. Caption on verso reads: "This is Orphas [sic] picture she give [sic] Mick to send you Vi Mick said tell you that aunt Orpha was picking flowers from Mick to Vi and Jack. Mick is riting [sic] some to [?] [unintelligible from this point]."

Byers, Harry J.

Michigan City Annie Marge & kids.

Snapshot of Marge Byers (nee Landwehr) and a woman identified as Annie with children playing on a beach, at the edge of a large body of water.

Byers, Harry J.

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