Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Father and Son--1945

Robert Fields proudly embraces his father, Russell Fields, in the front yard of their home at 326 North Ritter Avenue in 1945. The young boy in the photo would grow up to become a successful accountant and raise his own family. Although the Fields family had lived in Irvington since the 1930s, they only lived in the Ritter Avenue home from the mid to late 1940s. Behind the pair, you can see homes on the east side of North Ritter Avenue (300 block--near Michigan Street). A photo taken in the early spring of 2012 shows the houses today. The historic image is courtesy of Ron Flick.

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