Top: Book that my great-great grandfather Peter Gerhardt brought with him from Germany to the States in 1868. Includes chromolithographs detailing various kinds of pigeons one can order.
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Bottom: My great-grandfather Charles on the roof, and Peter is in the middle, accompanied by Peter’s other son Frank and his son Richard. Taken on Jasper St. in Kensington, Philadelphia