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Dr. Ralph C. Monroe cooking during businessmen's day in Southbridge Massachusetts

Dr. Ralph C. Monroe cooking during businessmen's day in Southbridge Massachusetts

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Title:
Dr. Ralph C. Monroe cooking during businessmen's day in Southbridge Massachusetts
Description:
Southbridge physician Ralph C. Monroe, working as a cook during the third annual 'Businessmen's Day'. The picture was taken at Lazo's Restaurant. Dr. Monroe is dressed in a cook's attire, complete with paper garrison cap. He is seen carving a roast of meat and has a carving fork and knife in his hands. In his free time, Dr. Monroe was a gourmet cook. In an article in the Southbridge Evening News, September 24, 1964 his wife Catherine was quoted 'He's an excellent cook'. During his time as a pre-medical student at Brown University, Monroe worked as a short-order cook. Ralph Monroe was born in Springfield, Massachusetts and attended Brown University, Rhode Island and the University of Rochester, New York. He worked in the Rip Van Winkle clinic with Dr. Van Vooren in Hudson, New York. In 1962, Monroe followed Van Vooren to Southbridge, Massachusetts to work in the Harrington Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Southbridge Board of Health.
Date:
September 24, 1964
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
Photographic prints
Location:
Jacob Edwards Library
Collection (local):
Barbara Monroe Paglierani Family Archive
Subjects:
Monroe family
New England--Genealogy
Southbridge (Mass.)--History
Southbridge (Mass.)--Pictorial works
Cookery
Places:
MassachusettsWorcester (county)Southbridge
Extent:
1 photograph
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Notes:
Barbara Monroe Paglierani Family Archive
Barcode:
38136000330199