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7.1 th..Post..Earles…Mystery Revealed

Posted on: February 9th, 2014 by dan 24 Comments

Sept. 2013:  UPDATE

It has been awhile since I pursued researching  of  Earles Galleries once  located 816 Chestnut Street, in Phila.   Today I felt good and thought that I might try again.  I went back.  I had in mind that they, GOT THE LOOK, just might allow me to drill a couple small holes in the walls on the second floor large enough so I might get a look inside.      I brought my camera and a light.   I left my equipment in my car.  No such luck. 

GOT THE LOOK   had recently lost the LOOK   and lost their lease.  They are no longer a tenant.

I looked in, the building was empty except for several well dressed men looking around.    Knowing that I would get nowhere with them, I just hung around.  Having eaten, I went back.  The door was unlocked and I entered.   A small light in the back revealed one man.  I approached and introduced myself.  He was an Hispanic   named Jim……    I spoke with him for some time, he was  eating his lunch.   He seemed to be very pleasant.   He told me that the building was going to be refurbished for a medical facility.   I told him of my research.  I explained the importance of the old business records, of Earles Galleries,   if the records still existed.

He then explained to me the layout of the building.    There was a back second floor above where we stood.   There was also a passage along the one wall that lead to the front second floor. He further assured there was nothing on the second floor, the floors were cleaned.    He further told me of the private Asian Message Club that now  occupies the second floor rear.  The entrance was located at the back  of the building  which would be at 813  Samson street.

The conversation went on and I learned that 8 years ago when the Asian Message Club was signing  a lease they requested the the whole second floor be cleaned, even the area they  would not be occupying .  As good business men the owners wanted the property rented.  The owners to appease their future new tenant  had a dumpster brought in  an assigned one man to   haul out and dump all the boxes containing  the  business records of  Earles Galleries into the dumpster.  That day,  a lot of historical records were lost in that dumpster.

( I was right about the records being in the building, I was just 8 years too late.)

Our conversation continued and Jim...told me  of an event that took place with one of the Princesses of the Asian Message Club.

Years before (depression years ) the second floor and the  floors above had a staircase at the front of the building facing Chestnut Street.  At some point in time, probably when Horn Hardart Automat, 818-22  Chestnut Street  came on the scene and occupied the second floor  center of the building, 816 Chestnut Street,  for their rest rooms and blocked the use of the front and back portions, the building, had already been  reduced to two floors.  The second  floor  no longer needed the staircase.  The stair case was removed, the first floor was enlarged,  and a dropped ceiling was then installed  on the first floor ( however someone forgot to close off the stairwell ).

Well this Asian Princess took a work break and for some unknown reason decided to walk around in the closed off section of the building.   There are no lights in this area but   maybe she wanted it dark, who knows what she was up to.  Well this Princess stepped into the open area of the floor.  She went through the open floor, through the dropped ceiling and  then  through the display counter ,  a good twenty/twenty-five foot drop,   landing  in the closed store below.  She broke her leg in a couple places and had plenty of cuts and bruises.

 Jim . was the man who closed off the open floor.  Nobody wanted that to happen again.  I understand there was also a lock change  for the entrance door.  

 ( I wonder if she got Workmen’s Compensation during her recovery time. )

The entrance to the Asian Message Club is at 813 Samson Street, which is the back of 816 Chestnut Street.   I have some pictures that I am trying to upload but I am having s little problem.  I will get it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.3 th..Post..Thumb Print Matches

Posted on: August 18th, 2013 by dan 446 Comments

 

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15.2 th..Post…Thumb Print Matches

Posted on: August 16th, 2013 by dan 779 Comments

15.2 th..Post…Thumb Print Matches

I have extracted this portion of the thumb print located 15.1 Post. Haven done this I am able to enlarge the extrract and describe how I managed to identify the print with that portion located in my painting. I drew a broken arrow and pointed it to the two indents that I previously referred to a foot prints in the sand. Looking close at these indents one can even see where there is a small connecting bridge at the top and bottom.

I further placed three arrows pointed at three different whorls that are adjacent to the indents.

When I first noticed these whorls they looked like donuts (maybe I was just hungry). At that time, I didn’t see the importance. However, I was later researching fingerprinting and discovered that these donuts are actually known as whorls in the fingerprint field.

This knowledge caused me to examine more closely the thumbprint in my painting. Not that I hadn’t been examining it closely but at this time I did so with different eyes. I had previously noted the two indents in the thumbprint located at the edge of my painting.

Although earlier I was concentrating on the alinement of the ridges from both prints. That was hard. Yet it led me to discovering the whorls. It seems a lot easier for a reader to grasp the whorls than the ridges although I have even matched some ridges while matching the whorls.

There is a wealth of information to learn in the fingerprint field. However, I just scanned for general information in one small area. It did the job.

 

 

 

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15.1 th…Post…Thumb Print Matches

Posted on: August 15th, 2013 by dan 655 Comments

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14.1 th…Post…Eakins…DNA…Search

Posted on: July 26th, 2013 by dan 19 Comments

I have started my lineage search for members of  Thomas Eakins family.  The first step was to join   Ancestry.com. Several weeks ago I made the move.  At first it seemed a little daunting.  But I fooled around a little to get the feel of  the program.  It wasn’t too bad.  I tried some moves and then took a break to digest the strategy.   I am still learning. It wasn’t too long until things happened.  Since then I have spoken with three members of his extended family.  I have meet and had lunch with two members of his family.  The two members that I meet were very nice and cordial.  They like and are supportive of what I am doing.  I will not mentioned their names nor their whereabouts.  Maybe in the future but only with their approval. However, I have additional leads that I am working .  I will try to keep my readers current….dan

 Feb. 10, 2014:  UPDATE

One member of Thomas Eakins extended family provided a DNA sample.  At our meeting I was accompanied  by my wife, Kathleen,  and Roberta Ginsburg the CEO of CONNECT DNA located in Phila. PA.  It  seemed everything went well.

A later meeting with Roberta Ginsburg at my home in Phila. forensic samples  were taken from the back of  The Last Supper painting.  It was all video recorded.  That meeting went well.  However the DNA Laboratory doing the analysis reported NO  VIABLE  DNA found on their sample.    That information was very disappointing  to say the least.

However, all is not lost.   When Roberts Ginsburg retrieved the sample at our  meeting at my home, she at that time retrieved two samples.  She does this in the event something  unexpected  occurs.  Smart move.  This will be sent to another laboratory for analysis..  I am hoping for positive results.  I will give an update when it occurs. ….dan

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15.0 th..Post..Thumb Print Matches

Posted on: July 26th, 2013 by dan 130 Comments

The picture below was discussed earlier in  my 10 th post  .  The picture  was provided to me for research purposes .  That being, a  study of the thumbprint.  The source of the picture was the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC.  The art community believes the bronze arm  to be the arm of  Thomas Eakins.  I have made this picture a size  reasonable for viewing thus  enabling  me to get my findings understood.  When I work with the print it is much  larger.

The picture below the thumb was taken by me.  It is a partial print that was inadvertently made into the fresh paint of my painting.  I believe it was placed there while the artist viewed his greatest work, The Last Supper.   The artist I believe to be Thomas Eakins.  I further believe it to be a thumbprint due to the location on the painting.

It is located on the left vertical edge, about 2/3 rd  up from the bottom.  I do not show the print in its’ location due to the small size.  It is only approximately 3/4 inch long and 1/4 inch wide.   I therefor just exploded a view of  the  print.

    Photo : Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC # 17