Also, found a CT death index listing for Richard H. Pugh in New London – business: Real Estate.
Name: Richard H Pugh
Father’s Surname: Pugh
Death Date: 8 Dec 1989
Death Place: New London, New London, Connecticut
Age: 89 Years
Birth Place: New York
Birth Date: 6 Jan 1900
Marital Status: Married
State File #: 27299
Occupation: REAL EST & INS
Industry: RICHARD PUGH AGCY
Residence : New London, New London, Connecticut
Address: 993 Pequot Av 063202825
So much for my red-herring Philadelphia find!]]>
I’m guessing somewhere around 1941 in New London, CT.
I must be WAAY off.]]>
At first look I would have guessed this is a 1910s photo as well – but when searching for that particular Minuteman image and the savings stamps associated with it, the only references I am finding are from a 1941 (and subsequent years) WWII savings stamp program.
See this postal museum presentation for several slides beginning at page 32. The beginning of the presentation shows WWI era stamp programs, but those appear to have used Founding Fathers as the images.
Also look about 3/4 of the way down this page for some more info – including a statement that in “May, 1941 the America on Guard series appeared…”
To throw a wrench into things, searching for the “Richard H. Pugh Realtor” company behind them offers a NY Times Obit for a man of that name in 1935.
If the obit references the owner of the company it is in Philadelphia.
Of course, the company could easily have continued into the 1940s – the obit mentions his wife, a son and 2 daughters.
Obit here: http://drop.io/zswaqkv7641
Looking at the 1940s photos at the Boy Scout site it appears that the uniform looked the same up into the 1950s.
Also, the boy on the left shows a Troop number “22″ on his sleeve – that may just be the first two numbers, but there is a troop 22 in the area slightly Northwest of Philadelphia:
Map of Cheltenham: http://bit.ly/bsbAu4