This is Part 5 of a multi-part series on a Country Auction that took place in Specktown, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, 18 June 1977. The auction was for the purpose of disposing the personal and real property of William “Bill” Dietrich and Helen [Hoffman] Dietrich, who had owned the real property since 1920 when they purchased it from the estate of Helen’s grandmother, Hannah [Rickert] Riegle who died on 11 July 1919. Hannah had purchased the 6 acres and improvements early in the 20th century so at the time of the sale, it had been in the family for more than 70 years. It was also the home where Helen grew up and was her home prior to her marriage to Bill.
Today’s post features one-quarter of the available photographs of that auction, with additional photos to follow. The final post will be a listing of prices realized. For all published posts to date, click on A Country Auction in Specktown, 1977.
Picture #12 (above)
Auctioneer George N. Deibert seeks bids on personal property.
Annette Gasbarro, Jeanette [Scoglio] Gasbarro, and Florence [Sanders] Hewes. Others not identified.
Auctioneer George N. Deibert.
Picture # 15
Annette Gasbarro. Others not identified.
Harold Dietrich, at left in print shirt. Auctioneer George N. Deibert, at right, with black glasses. Others not identified.
Unidentified persons examining sale items at one of small outbuildings.
Marlin Dietrich, Marie [Lark] Dietrich, and James T. Gasbarro.
Harold Dietrich, at right, with cigarette. Others not identified.
Auctioneer George N. Deibert. Others not identified.
A large crowd at the barn for auction of items. No individuals identified.
Kathryn [Dietrich] Gasbarro, standing, center, facing right. Others not identified.
Additional pictures to follow…..
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