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Elmer Ritzman in 1925

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Old 08-19-2011, 09:06:54 AM
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Default Elmer Ritzman in 1925

I was looking for some information on a steam engine, and came across this picture of IMA and GEM founder Elmer Ritzman.

Most of us are familiar with the older and heavier Elmer from pictures in his magazines, so it is interesting to note that at one time he was younger (age 37) and much slimmer.

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The Model T Ford looks pretty good too for being 10 years old....!
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I was going through some old IMAs from 1950 the other day and found this renewal evelope. First of all take note of the zip code, no zone, no street address and no PO Box. That would never fly today. Secondly take note of the message on the inside. Check or money order is the safest, but if you want to send cash, go ahead and if you don't get your magazine, tell us you sent the money and we'll send it to you anyway. He was dealing with a pretty honest readership, but Elmer was a trusting soul. Not many like him around these days.

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Ol' Elmer looks slimmer-but other than that not much different than he did in his later years!!!! Really wish I could have met the fellow, but he passed away a few years before I was even born.

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