Remington: Neighborhood Boys, ca. 1894

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Who are these boys, where are they, and what became of them? School boys.jpg

The photograph is courtesy of Denise Coles Paget who posted the photograph on her Facebook page along with other family photographs. The photograph of the boys came from the memorabilia of John Yagle who is identified at the bottom of the photograph. Denise Coles Paget has ably documented the genealogy of the family. Her profile of John Yagle is to be found at is also available as a pdf. By using the same sources she uses to create her genealogy and combining them with land, cartographic and other records available from area repositories the people of the neighborhood can be reconstructed over time helping to address such questions as occupations, education, religion, politics, and mobility (geographical, social, and economic). For example the census and city directories can be used to determine who was living at what address over time and what they claimed as their occupations, all of which can in turn be plotted on maps and plats drawn from, the Bromley Atlases, the Sanborn Insurance Maps, and Google Earth. For example see a section of Remington from the 1896 Bromley Atlas to which the occupants have been linked by address on the block where John Yagle and Chester Hart (identified above), lived.