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Cape Central High Photos

Ken Steinhoff, Cape Girardeau Central High School Class of 1965, was a photographer for The Tiger and The Girardot, and was on the staff of The Capaha Arrow and The Sagamore at Southeast Missouri State University. He worked as a photographer / reporter (among other things) at The Jackson Pioneer and The Southeast Missourian.

Come here to see photos and read stories (mostly true) about coming of age in Southeast Missouri in the 1960s.

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Girl Scouts in White Gloves

All three of these subjects look familiar, but I’m going to let you put names to faces. What I can’t figure out is what the guy is holding, what is being passed, and in which direction it’s going. I thought it looked a little like a bird, but it’s not.

12 comments to Girl Scouts in White Gloves

  • Jim Feldmeier

    Isnt the girl scout in the center Sally Bierbaum? Dont know the other scout

  • Bob White

    Isin’t Jane McKeowen?

  • Mindy

    I believe the object passed is a flower??

  • Rick Lamb

    The guy is Walt Davis, owner od Davis Electric Company



  • Jane Neumeyer

    This looks like me, but I have no memory of the event. Sally has always had a really good memory and so I would defer to her. Ken, I am just now realizing the full value of being the photographer rather than the subject. Yikes!

  • Sally Bierbaum Dirks

    My dad worked as a tool and die maker for Davis Electric most of his career. The ID’s are correct. I believe Mr. Davis is holding an Hawaiian passion flower. Unfortunately, I do not know why we were there other than the obvious Girl Scout connection. Jane, were we accepting a contribution?… me out.

    • I noticed that Jane was holding an envelope that was too small to have held whatever Mr. Davis has in his hand.

      Maybe there was a cash payoff happening. Those Girl Scout uniforms make great cover for a shakedown. I notice that both you and Jane are taking the Fifth Amendment in describing your actions.

  • Sally Bierbaum Dirks

    Of one thing I am sure. The thought going through my mind at the time of the photo was, “Jane’s mother didn’t make her wear her silly hat!”

  • Terry Hopkins

    Sally and Jane with Walt Davis….I wonder what the white gloves mean? …But they do look kinky!

    Okay, Jane has a check for the Girl Scouts, and Sally is giving Mr. Davis a flower as a thank you…

  • Carole Schaefer

    What a coincidence, I was just telling my husband, a Sikeston graduate, about the Davis family. Walter Davis youngest son, Barry, just died this week.

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