Vashon High School Class Photos 1948:St. Louis Missouri, Post #3

Here are some of the young black men of Vashon High School in the City of St. Louis, Missouri in 1948.  I came across my Uncle Henry Hodge’s scrapbook with photos in them.  This is the Third Post in the series of photos from Vashon High.  Hope you enjoy them.  I love the way the young men dressed back in the 1940’s.

Vashon High School Class Photos 1948: St. Louis Missouri, Post #1

Here are a few of the Graduating Class Photos for Vashon High School of St. Louis, Missouri of 1948. My Uncle Henry Hodge along with my father Walter J. Porter attended Vashon H.S.  Henry was two years behind my father. … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday: Henry Hodge & Rancho Los Amigos Nursing Staff

Henry Hodge (my Uncle) was an Orderly and attendee at the Rancho Los Amigos Health Center in the 1950’s in Los Angeles, California. At the time the Rancho Los Amigos was a facility for those that had polio. Henry was the only African American working at the facility in that capacity at the time.

Henry Hodge (Orderly & Attendant) and the Rancho Los Amigos Nursing Staff in 1953

 

Henry Hodge (Orderly & Attendant) and the Rancho Los Amigos Nursing Staff in 1953

Wordless Wednesday: Sarah Hodge

Sarah Hodge

This is a photo of  Sarah Hodge, the grandmother of my dad’s best friend Henry Hodge.  Henry was raised by Sarah, who he called mom as he did not know his real mother as she ran off to Chicago when he was a baby.  This photo was taken in Saint Louis, Missouri in the late 1930’s or early 1940’s.