Photos of Alexander "Red" DeMarco’s 41st birthday party from 1953 appeared in the Oct. 28 edition of Capital Region Scrapbook.” The Daily Gazette’s history department asked for help in identifying people in the birthday pictures and three other photographs. More than a dozen people telephoned or emailed names of their relatives and friends.
Two “Reds” were at this birthday party in 1953 at Stoney Lane tavern: Francis Aloysius “Red” Collins (back row, second from left) and honoree Alexander “Red” DeMarco (in bow tie behind cake). Gazette readers ID’d both Reds and some of the other attendees.
Alexander "Red" DeMarco cuts into his birthday cake in 1953.
Gazette readers have identified some of the men in this 1949 photo at Louis Cohen’s United Market.