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benmorales The Gunckel Pyramid, in Toledo’s Woodlawn Cemetery, marks the grave of John Gunckel, founder of the Toledo Newsboys Association. Dedicated in 1917 a couple years after his death, the 26-foot pyramid is made of 10,000 stones donated from local school children and even brought from as far away as China, Japan, Alaska, and the Holy Lands. What kind of a man is worthy of such a memorial? Born in 1846, Gunckel came from a humble upbringing. He didn’t have the means to finish college, but later became a passenger agent with the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad where his friendly, outgoing personality made him a popular social figure in the community. In the 1890’s he took notice of the growing population of newsboys in the city. As the population increased rapidly due to immigration, more and more children depended on selling newspapers to survive. In 1892 Gunckel invited 100 of these poor kids to Christmas dinner downtown, where he announced the beginning of an association to help them become men of integrity.
In the years to come, Gunckel’s generosity became nationally renown and his organization became a model for many other associations around the country. Many of his boys grew up to be respected members of the community, businessmen, doctors, policeman; all because one man took an interest in the vagrants that everyone else had turned their backs on. It’s been said that at a meeting of prominent businessmen one man asked, “Who was this John Gunckel and where did he make his money?” To which another replied “John Gunckel didn’t make money—he made men.” The plaque on the pyramid reads “TOLEDO HONORS: A Citizen without reproach. A Friend without pretense. A Philanthropist without display. A Christian without hypocrisy.” I was awestruck when I came across the photo shown here. The somber scene of young boys who had lost the only father figure they had known. For many years, the newsboys continued to leave lotus flowers on the anniversary of his death. Have you had a chance to visit the pyramid?

This is part of my #toledorephotography series, displaying historic images of Toledo photographed again in the present day at the exact same location.
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kaylajantzi black and white edit ️ Ginger, thanksgiving weekend, 2003 #dearphotograph 1w

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giselligator one of our fav places 😎 #dearphotograph 1w

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pamshewchuck #tbt 1955. Ray's folks were the original owners of their home on Sheffield in Troy. As we get the house ready for a new family to move in - making new memories - we take pause remembering Mom & Dad, their love for each other and their family. #dearphotograph 1w
  •   lauhewie Where are you planning to move? 1w

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benmorales The Henfling Building, on Conant Street in downtown Maumee, was most likely built sometime in the 1890’s. By the turn of the century it was occupied by the Dreamland Theater on the left side of the building and the Candy Kitchen shown here on the right. The Dreamland was a popular place for people of all ages to enjoy the latest innovation in entertainment, silent motion pictures. The well preserved 2-story brick building is now occupied by the Buehrer Group, an architecture and engineering firm. The photo shown depicts workers unloading a horse-drawn cart in front of the candy store. It seems they figured out early on that sweet refreshments pair well with watching movies.
The historic photo shown, taken around 1900, is courtesy of the Lucas County Public Library. This is part of my #toledorephotography series, displaying historic images of Toledo photographed again in the present day at the exact same location. Hope you enjoy
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frazkay I've lost my first best friend...This photo was taken 54 years ago in a little corner of my grandparent's living room. I have put my father and the little girl me back in the corner so I will know where to find him and to keep him with me always, back again in my grandparent's house, now my home...I will miss him terribly...Love you, Daddy 2w
  •   barrettchelsealeigh So sad to hear, aunt Kelly. Also amazing how much he looks like my brother Keith in this photo 1w
  •   frazkay @barrettchelsealeigh It is sad. I'm going to miss him so much...our family resemblances are strong. There are a couple of pictures of you that look just like me and Sharon. When we were all younger, people would think me and your mom were sisters! 1w
  •   celimani_ Sorry to hear that. But I see that you have many beautiful memories of your father to help you go through this sad moment... 1w
  •   frazkay @ve limani_Thank you for your kind words 1w
  •   phyddler Just saw this. So sorry Kelly....(((hugs))) 6d
  •   frazkay @phyddler Thanks Maggie... It's been a rough time with so much loss in so short a time...Appreciate your hugs 6d

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joannawongdt #dearphotograph, today is a special day for the wong family because we remember someone who was and still is extremely precious to us; and while we miss her like crazy, we know she's in His safe & loving arms. always in our loving memory, xoxo 2w

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songdolphin 해피가 자꾸 꿈에 나와서 오랜만에 보고왔다 🌳 #해피 #개스타그램 #dearphotograph #vscocam 2w

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acodedwaltz #dearphotograph I've been missing my family a lot lately, and of course, my crazy li'l bro. However, I do not miss those crazy 90s patterned sweaters, turtlenecks, and pants, haha~ #tbt 3w

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lauriernews Dear Photograph, It was 15 years ago that Laurier's Brantford campus opened with three faculty members and 39 students. Classes were held in the Carnegie Building (pictured here). Today, there are over 3,000 students, 143 faculty members, and 19 buildings that make up this growing campus we are so proud of. #LaurierLove #DearPhotograph 3w

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