Tuesday, April 24, 2018

LY 1–7116

Sean at Blackwing Pages and Contrapuntalism passed on this photograph of the back of a photograph. Two contributors to the Telephone EXchange Name Project identify Irvington’s LY as LYric.

You’d wonder about Daniel Berry too, wouldn’t you? Emmett Daniel Berry (1927–2011) worked as a photographer before devoting himself to the cause of fire safety. For more than fifty years, he was a volunteer firefighter in Irvington, serving as chief from 1973 to 1974. His obituary describes him as strong advocate for fire-safety legislation, “responsible for sprinkler code legislation throughout municipalities in New York State.”

comments: 2

Chris said...

I was in Irvington ten days ago and must have been within a few hundred yards of his former house. It appears to be in a residential area just up the hill from Washington Irving's Sunnyside.

Michael Leddy said...

I don’t know what to say except Wow! Or Huh!