Retirement Party for George Henry "Harry" Pickard

                                       The Larches - 1950

    Thanks to Mary Ellen Pickard Shaw, granddaughter of George Henry "Harry" Pickard,
    for these pictures. Harry was Assistant Works Superintendent at Draper Corporation
    when he retired in 1950. Ms. Shaw wrote, "When he went to work in 1900 at age 15
    he was making 15 cents per hour."

    It seems that these pictures show another event in addition to the Pickard party. Jack
    Hayes noticed that his father appears in two pictures wearing different ties. Perhaps
    if you look close, you can find more.

    Included with the party pictures was a Draper shop organization chart.

                           More pictures of the party -  page 2                   The Larches       

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    James Stringfellow, Henry Stenberg, Thomas MacNevin,
    Howard Smith, Albert Woodhead, (far rear), Harry Pickard,
    Joseph Grillo, Ed Binks, E.B. Tifft, Victor Pepper.

    Jack Hayes, ?, Ed Binks, Al Woodhead, Fred Tiffany, Stewart Stringfellow (Rear), Bill
    Northrop, Howard Smith, Henry Smith, Harlan Cote, Ira Noyes, George Almond Draper,
    Charles Merrill,  Arthur Fuller, Charles Forster (Rear), Soderberg, E.B. Tifft, Bill Lunt, Harry
    Pickard, Carl Stanas, Gordon Good, ?, Al Lovejoy, Erwin Darron (sp? white pants), ?  

    Thomas MacNevin, Harlan Cote, Jack Hayes, Charles Merrill, F.M. Fitzgerald,
    Howard Smith, Henry Brown, G. A. Draper, Carl Stanas, Victor Pepper, Harry
    Pickard, Leon Lemon at piano. I see the sheet music is for Oklahoma. Are
    they singing "O-K-L-A..." ...or maybe "Surry with a Fringe on Top?"

    Fred Tiffany, Stewart Stringfellow, Howard Smith, Bill Northrop,
    Charles Merrill, George Almond Draper, Carl Stowers,
    Soderberg, G. H. PIckard, Claude Snider, Ed Binks.

H.H. Pickard, Eben Draper, E.B. Tifft      

Madison Goff, Henry (Hank) Billings, Gordon Clark, Marshall Newell

    William Child and Hamilton Thayer, both in back.
    Madison Goff and John Gannett, (bow tie) front.