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Old Photos in the Mail

Old Photos in the Mail

Last Updated: May 29, 2020 by Lee Roane | History


An envelope recently arrived in the mail from Ontario, Canada.  It contained some photos and a note:

“Going thru my Mom & Dad’s photos and finding it hard to discard history.  Dad served in the Canadian Navy during WWII and was stationed in Bermuda and Galveston, Texas.  Thought someone might like these pics.  If not just discard.”

That made my day!  And, of course, I did not discard them.

I hope you enjoy seeing what this Navy Sailor saw in 1943.

Seawall in 1943
Caption of Photo of Beach and Seawall
Pleasure Pier in 1943
Seawall Boulevard in 1943
Caption of Beach Photo
Downtown in 1943
Martini Theater in 1943
Caption of Photo of Martini Theater
Tennis Courts in 1943
Palm Trees on Broadway in 1943
Caption of Broadway Blvd Photo
Broadway Boulevard in 1943
Caption of Broadway Photo
Broadway Boulevard in 1943
Caption of Photo of Broadway Blvd
Broadway Boulevard in 1943
Caption of Photo of Broadway Blvd -2
Oil Wells on Way to San Jacinto Monument in 1943
Caption of Photo of Oil Wells
Photo Caption of San Jacinto Monument

Lee Roane

Lee Roane has worked on the Galveston.com website since 1994. He is interested in history and birding but will write about anything if he thinks it will help someone enjoy the island.

Lee Roane
2020-05-29T13:25:56-05:00

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