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Same Photo, Decades Apart

Beverly Hills City Clerk Bert Firminger looked out of his window one day and snapped a photo of his then nine-year-old daughter Jane perched on the City Hall courtyard fountain.

BY Ana Figueroa January 11, 2022
Same Photo, Decades Apart
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Beverly Hills City Clerk Bert Firminger looked out of his window one day and snapped a photo of his then nine-year-old daughter Jane perched on the City Hall courtyard fountain. Recently, Jane posed in the exact same spot. This time, the photographer was Jane’s daughter Janet.

The two photos were taken 86 years apart.

Jane is now 95 and traveled with her daughter to visit her granddaughter for Christmas. Jane lived at 521 Roxbury Drive from her birth in 1926 until the early 50s. She went to school at El Rodeo Elementary and Beverly Hills High. She was married in Beverly Hills.

“Just thought it might be of interest,” said Janet in an email to the Courier.

She was certainly right about that.

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