Going through her mother's belongings, a woman from Springfield, VA rediscovered a box of 78rpm records from the 1920s.
Her mother purchased the records at a garage sale in the '60s because they featured images and the name of her father-in-law, Wallace Rogerson.
Our contributor remembers listening to the records when she was young, hearing music and her deceased grandfather giving exercise instructions.
She can't find any details about Wallace or the record collection and asked History Detectives to find out more about these records.
Was her grandfather the Jack LaLanne of the 1920's?
H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports
403 East 23rd Street
Austin, TX 78712
- Also in Depression and WWII: 1929-1945 Hindenburg Artifact Was this device snatched from the burning wreckage of the ill-fated zeppelin?
- Also with Tukufu Zuberi Mystery Crystal Cross Where did this mysterious religious relic discovered in an old Spanish mission originally come from?
- Also with Tukufu Zuberi Slave Banjo Is this the only surviving banjo carried by former slaves following Emancipation?
- Also in Season 9 Ronald McDonald Costume Is this the costume that helped serve up a billion Happy Meals?
- Related Investigation Jackie Robinson Scorecard What does this scorecard reveal about the desegregation of our national pastime?
- Also with Tukufu Zuberi Our Colored Heroes Is this a WWI recruitment poster... or something else?
This is a place for opinions, comments, questions and discussion; a place where viewers of History Detectives can express their points of view and connect with others who value history. We ask that posters be polite and respectful of all opinions. History Detectives reserves the right to delete comments that don’t conform to this conduct. We will not respond to every post, but will do our best to answer specific questions, or address an error.