APS 1959 Convention: help us identify this photo

1959 APS Convention
Can you identify anyone in this photo? Click the photo to see a larger image.

The majority of the APRL’s APS Archives collection is organized into boxes chronologically and was inventoried by intern Robbin Zirkle in the summer of 2011. We have been publishing Robbin’s inventories in the Philatelic Literature Review, and the 4th quarter 2012 issue will include the 1950s inventory.

The APS Archives also include material that has not yet been inventoried, such as a collection of panoramic photos from APS meetings.

We recently received a photo of attendees at the 1959 APS Convention in Los Angeles from Eric Jackson. Eric was able to identify a few people in the photo. Are you able to identify anyone else?

We’ve numbered the most recognizable people in the photo. Leave a comment with the number and name of anyone you can identify.

Here’s what we have so far:

10.  Alexandra Scoville

11. Ogden Scoville

12. Frank Q. Newton, Jr.

13. Abe Hochman

14. Jeanne Hochman

43. Sherwood Springer

On the back of the photo, there are a few additional names, though without any clue as to where they are in the photo: Manley Hall, George Turner, Pat Herst, Joy Tinsley.

One thought on “APS 1959 Convention: help us identify this photo”

  1. I cannot say that I recognize anyone in this photo. In September 1959, I was a child living in Switzerland. However, one thing that I do notice is how much thinner people were than than now. (Suggestion: Buy a pedometer and walk 10,000 steps each day. You will be amazed how fast those steps add up. The people in this photo were probably not wearing pedometers, but they most certainly were walking more than most their ages are today.)

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