History Mystery for Jan. 4-5

Iron Lung

Regarding the previous History Mystery photograph above, William Johnson said that his father, Eric Johnson, was a firefighter in The Dalles. “I think these guys are with The Dalles Fire Department, and some of them are demonstrating an iron lung. At the time, that was a problem for people who had Polio,” William Johnson said. He said the man in Levis, holding a pencil, appeared to be his dad, Eric Johnson.

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