([Marka and Gerald Webb], date and photographer unknown. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 001-5282.)

Young boy and girl in studio portrait with dog between them. Both children wear white dresses. Birthday cake in on ground between them. Photo identified on back as “Left to Right Marka 2 1/2 yrs. Gerald Bertram Jr.”

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2 Responses to PPLD Historic Photo of the Day, 8/26/11: “Marka and Gerald Webb”

  1. LoriNich says:

    These kids are probably the two oldest children of Gerald Bertram Webb (Sr.) who came to Colo Spgs in 1895 and became an important local tuberculosis doctor. The Webb-Waring Institute (Denver) and the Webb Medical Library at Penrose Main Hospital carry his name.
    A quick web search shows Webb(Sr.) had five children; the oldest were Varina Margaret (“Marka”? b. 1905) and Gerald Bertram, Jr. (b.1906). The photo date would be 1907 or 1908.

  2. Simon Webb says:

    Gerald Bertram Webb Sr was my grandfather’s uncle and taught him chest medicine. You are right about Marka and Gerald Jr being his oldest children. I am keen to make contact with any of his living family.

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