They also had several pictures of a young August and his wife, Anna -- some copied from very old tin-type pictures. In the second picture, August is in the middle. We are unsure of the identity of the other two.
In an earlier post, I had mentioned a newspaper article on the occasion of August's 80th birthday that said that August was the first clerk in the first Kroger store started by B.H. Kroger. Val and Cindy had a picture -- August is on the right, and we believe that it is Barney Kroger on the left.
They also had an additional picture of the Valley Shoe Store that appeared to be taken earlier than other pictures I have.
A long-time former mayor of Elmwood found this picture of August in his shoestore and sent it to me.
Here is a picture of Anna and August as a young married couple.
Thanks to Val and Cindy, I have enough pictures to perhaps put together a photoshow at a later date. For now, let me end this post with a picture of the entire family: Anna, August, Virginia and Val.
Note: Should you want copies of any of these pictures for your own library, you should be able to "right-click" on the image and save it to your computer.