His Master's Voice

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Title

His Master's Voice

Alternative Title

The Nipper Building Stained Glass Window

Subject

Veterans--Florida

Description

A stained glass image of the RCA Corporation logo, which appeared on the Nipper Building in Camden, New Jersey. The dog in the image, dubbed “Nipper,” is listening to a Victor Talking Machine.

A notable "machinist" for the Victor Talking Machine Company was Irick Ritezendollar (1898-1992). Born on January 1, 1898, in Chatsworth, New Jersey, Ritzendollar enlisted in the United States Army on September 5, 1918. His served for slightly more than three months before being discharged on December 14, 1918. Unlike his siblings, Ritzendollar stayed out of the spotlight. He married Ella S. Ritzendollar sometime between 1922 and 1923. By 1940, he was working as a pump man for Works Progress Administration (WPA) Road Construction. At some point, Ritzendollar moved to Wauchula, Florida, and later relocated to Lakeland, Florida. Irick Ritzendollar passed away on September 14, 1992, at the age of ninety-three. He is buried at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.

Creator

Levins, Hoag

Source

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph.

Publisher

Levins, Hoag

Date Created

ca. 2009

Format

image/jpg

Extent

143 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Camden, New Jersey

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and produced by Hoag Levins.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Hoag Levins and is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only.

Curator

Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

Source Repository

Private Collection of Hoag Levins

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Aldridge, B. L., and Frederic Bayh. The Victor Talking Machine Company. [United States]: [RCA Sales Corp.?], 1964.

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