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A selection of historic photographs from the life of Homer Lea.

1. Alfred E. Lea
2. Hersa Lea

3. Hersa Lea Gravesite

HLRS-10001. Alfred E. Lea, circa 1880.

Source:
History of Clear Creek and Boulder Valleys, Colorado (Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co.,
Historical Publishers, 1880)
HLRS-10002. Hersa Lea, circa 1875.

Source:
Personal Papers of Mr. and Mrs. James D. Lea, Houston, Texas.
HLRS-10003. Hersa Lea's grave.

Riverside Cemetery, 5201 Brighton Blvd., Denver Colorado. Source: Lawrence M. Kaplan files.
4. Homer Lea Family Gravesite
5. Homer Lea Infant Large

6. Homer Lea Age 12

HLRS-10004. Lea family graves.

Lee's Summit Cemetery, 806 Southeast 3rd Street, Lee's Summit, Missouri 64063. In the foreground are the graves of Alfred E. Lea and his second wife Emma Wilson Lea. The graves on the far left are those of Dr. P.J.G. Lea and his wife Lucinda.

Source: http://www.findagrave.com

HLRS-10005. Homer Lea (born November 17, 1876) in infancy.

Source: Charles O. Kates Personal Papers, Mr. Brian Kates, Pomona, New York.
HLRS-10006. Homer Lea age 12.

Source: Charles O. Kates Personal Papers, Mr. Brian Kates, Pomona, New York.
7. National Surgical Institution
8. Emma Wilson Lea

9. Ethel Bryant Powers

HLRS-10007. National Surgical Institute.

Homer Lea, at about age 12, went to the National Surgical Institute in Indianapolis, which specialized in treating deformities, to receive treatment for his affliction.

Source: National Surgical Institute Brochure,
circa 1885.

HLRS-10008. Emma Rice Wilson.

Emma Rice Wilson married Alfred E. Lea on July 16, 1890. This photo was taken some time between 1890 and 1894, when the Lea's lived in Denver.

Source: Robert G. Wilson Personal Papers, 408 Century Plaza Building, Wichita, Kansas.

HLRS-10009. Ethel Bryant Powers, circa late 1890s

Source: Joshua B. Powers Personal Papers, Powers family, South Royalton, Vermont.
10 Denver High School
11.University of the Pacific.JPG
12.LA High School.JPG

HLRS-10010. East Denver High School.

Homer Lea completed his freshman year (1892-1893) at East Denver High School in Colorado.

Source: East Denver High School Post Card, No. C3121, Colorado News Company,
Denver, Col., circa 1890s.

HLRS-10011.University of the Pacific.

In the fall of 1893, Homer Lea enrolled for his sophomore high school year in the college preparatory academy of the University of the Pacific, a small Methodist-Episcopal college near San Jose, California, not far from his maternal grandmother's residence.

Source: University of the Pacific, San Jose, Cal, Post Card, No. 5112, E. von Bardeleben, New York and Germany, circa 1900.

HLRS-10012. Los Angeles High School.

Homer Lea attended Los Angeles High School (located west of North Hill Street and below the south side of Fort Moore Hill) from 1894 to1896.

Source: In and About Los Angeles (Los Angeles: E.P. Charlton & Co., 1906).

  Homer Lea at the residence of Marco Newmark, a Los Angeles High School friend, circa 1894-1895
Homer Lea Los Angeles High School photo
HLRS-10013. Homer Lea at the residence of Marco Newmark, a Los Angeles High School friend, circa 1894-1895.

Source: Personal Papers, Mr. and Mrs. James D. Lea, Houston, Texas.
HLRS-10014. Homer Lea, age 20, as a Los Angeles High School senior.

Source: Charles O. Kates Personal Papers, Mr. Brian Kates, Pomona, New York..

HLRS-10014a. Ermal Lea as a student at the University of California, Los Angeles, 1903.

Source: University of California, Los Angeles Yearbook, 1903.

    HLRS-10012. Homer Lea attended Los Angeles High School (located west of North Hill Street and below the south side of Fort Moore Hill) from 1894 to1896.   Source: In and About Los Angeles (Los Angeles: E.P. Charlton & Co., 1906
 

HLRS-10014b. Hersa Lea as a Senior, Summer Class, Los Angeles High School, 1900.

Source: Los Angeles High School Yearbook, 1900.

HLRS-10015. The 900 block of South Bonnie Brae Street; the Leas lived at no. 918.

Source: Post Card, 1906.

 

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