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David Minor <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 28 Jan 2005 13:21:49 -0500
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Thanks to all who responded; I'll forward your suggestions to Cathy. An
earlier off-list reply from James Nevius
http://www.walknyc.com/ :

>>As far as I know, RecorDisc provided recording equipment to GIs in World
>>War II so that could make acetates to send spoken "letters" home. Maybe
>>that's what Cathy already knows, but if not perhaps it could help in her

To which Cathy replied:

>>I am looking for this recording company after buying a box of old 78
>>records for my Victrola. All of the records were the usual 10 inch, 78's
>>except one. It was a 7 inch, (I thought a mistaken 45) however it is a
>>78rpm according to the label, with the date and address as I wrote. I
>>have tried Goggle and have a friend (amateur genealogist) looking.

Then, after receiving James's reply:

>>One mystery solved! The record I was telling you about was titled
>>"Caruso" on side one and "Frank Sinatra" on the other. It must have been
>>one a G.I. did and sent home to his family? It is the same person singing


>In a message dated 1/26/05 9:29:00 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>[log in to unmask] writes:
>At one time, the city directories for NYC were available online.
>  If this or any subscriber is familiar with any 20th century city
>directories posted on-line, now or at any time in the past, I would be
>interested to hear from then.&nbsp;&nbsp;   Christopher Gray  Author, "New
>York Streetscapes", published May 2003 by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Office for
>Metropolitan History 246 West 80th Street, #8, NYC  10024 212-799-0520
> fax -0542 e: [log in to unmask]

David Minor
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