|License plate of J. L. Goldenstein, |
made from an image posted on Ebay of a
United Press 1956 photograph
It was on Ebay.
A search for the last name of Goldenstein located the image, a United Press "telephoto" that an Ebay seller had put up for sale.
My theory was that if the picture was the United Press, it should have been published in a newspaper somewhere. And a quick search for "Goldenstein" in 1956 in the newspapers on located the item on GenealogyBank that was referenced in the blog post. There were not many J. L. Goldensteins living in Golden, Illinois and I was pretty certain when I purchased the photograph that J. L. was the brother of my great-grandmother, Tjode (Goldenstein) Habben. His identity in the newspaper image (and later the photograph) was confirmed by my mother who had met him several times. There were no other J. L. Goldensteins living in Golden at least through 1940 (based upon United States census records).
I have the actual picture from United Press--it arrived quickly from the Ebay seller. I've decided not to post the photograph on the blog due to potential copyright issues. It's probably not a problem to post a scan of the photograph, but we've decided not to do it. The scan of the newspaper item was put on the blog post largely because that was already published and it was not of very high quality---not like an actual photograph.