Thursday, June 29, 2017

James Harvey Strobridge having an eye patch

From: "Roland De Wolk" Roland@newsport.org

I have read multiple accounts of Strobridge having an eye patch but every photo I have seen (including that on your site) shows him without.

Is there someone who can explain? ...

I have, I believe, exhaustively examined any all photos of Strobridge and there isn't one yet with a eye patch. (I was at the [California] State Library history room today looking at the images, for example.) Perhaps he preferred not to [have] been that way and removed it before posing. I don't like guessing!

I'm just wondering if you have any thoughts about that?

Regardless, thank you again for your time and work.

Roland De Wolk