Seán playing a trumpet, Philadelphia, 1970s
Conlon // Philadelphia & County Monaghan :: Seán playing a trumpet, Philadelphia, 1970s

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Seán Conlon, aged eleven, blowing the Police Athletic League Baratone trumpet, in the family home on St. Vincent’s Street, North East Philadelphia.

The Police Athletic League is an American organisation that creates sporting, educational and cultural opportunities for children. It was founded in 1947 by Sergeant Gus Rangow. “Cops Helping Kids” is their slogan and mission statement. 

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