The folder held the following amazing items:
Headshot of actor Paul Wallace, dedicated “Forever- Your True Friend, Paul”, shot by Maurice LA
Full-length photo of actor Paul Wallace, also shot by Maurice LA, this one stamped by Walter Trask Theatrical Company
Etching of a city, signed… Baum? Baian? Baion? Do any of my printmaking friends/colleagues recognize this signature or style?
Headshot of an actor, signed “To my best cousin, Al”, shot 4/26/42, signed… Richard Sily? Fiely? Feely?
And finally, the 1918 Army promotion certificate for Daily S. Stafford, who was promoted from Private to Corporal. The date signifies this was WWI, just before the end of the war. A bit of digging indicates that Daily (or Dailey) Shearer Stafford eventually became a superior court judge in Los Angeles. I’ve been trying to track down his family members, but have had little luck. Here’s his listing on FamilySearch, which shows his son, Jack, has passed away, with no connections to grandchildren that I can find.
I’m hoping to find some of his family members so that I can give this certificate to them! In the meantime, it looks like Paul Wallace is the same actor from Father Knows Best and Gypsy, and he’s apparently still alive! Maybe I’ll sell those 🙂