Friday, September 01, 2017

Mystery Photo: Hinde and Dauch Employees

Harley W. Hoffman took this photograph of ten female and five male employees of the Hinde and Dauch Division, West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company sometime in the decade of the 1950s. The ladies are all wearing corsages. Everyone is jovial in this picture, and the styles certainly remind us of outfits that our grandparents may have worn. If you can identify any of the individuals in this photo, please leave a message in the Comments section of this post.

Followers of the Sandusky History blog and the "You Know You're From Sandusky" Facebook Group have identified some of the people in this picture. In the front row, left to right, are: Ruth Holzhauser, Betty LaFene, and Anna Margaret Buchanan. Second person to the left in the second row is Jane Maddrell. The lady in the hat may be Mildred Pietschman McCrystal, and behind her is Hinde and Dauch employee Gordon Wendt. This is a group of local teachers who were participating in an event called Business-Industry-Education Day, or B-I-E Day, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Teachers toured area businesses and factories to see firsthand how local companies operated under the free enterprise system. You can read more about this event in the Sandusky Register Star News of November 2, 1953, now on microfilm at the Sandusky Library.

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