PHOTO GALLERY - Maurice "Christopher" Morley
Mornings with Morley
will showcase a treasure trove of
photographs and illustrations spanning two centuries of Saratoga County history.
This gallery contains but a small sampling of the pictures linked to tales
shared with author Ann Hauprich by Village of Ballston Spa History Consultant
Maurice “Christopher” Morley prior to his passing at age 89 in 2011. The
never-before-told stories behind these and scores of other images will provide
added insight into how Mr. Morley carved a lifetime legacy of caring and sharing
worthy of being commemorated and celebrated by generations to come.
(Click first image to open manual slide show of images on this page.)
Boy Scout Maurice "Christopher" Morley
Christopher (second from right) next to his mother at
1938 dedication ceremony honoring their
famed ancestor, Revolutionary War Scout
Christopher Morley returns to Olde Bryan Inn
Christopher Morley returns to Olde Bryan Inn in Saratoga Springs, NY in 2008 -- 50
years after dedication of historic marker that honors his famous maternal
ancestor. PHOTO BY ANN HAUPRICH.
First Air Mail envelope delivered in Ballston Spa, NY
Copy of the first Air Mail envelope delivered in Ballston Spa, NY by Postmaster
Edward Morley, father of Maurice "Christopher" Morley.
Christopher Morley at first Air Mail delivery in Ballston Spa, NY
Boy Scout Maurice "Christopher" Morley at the first Air Mail delivery in
Ballston Spa, NY. His father, Edward Morley, was Village Postmaster at the time.
Christopher Morley awarded Bronze Star
Marine Maurice Morley is awarded The Bronze Star in the mid-1940s.
Christopher Morley of VFW Post 358
Octogenarian Maurice "Christopher" Morley of VFW Post 358 displays a photo of
how he looked while serving as a US Marine during World War II. PHOTO BY ANN
Christopher Morley as a Blue Mill Bandit in 1957
Maurice "Christopher" Morley marched with the Blue Mill Bandits in the 1957
Ballston Spa Sesquicentennial Parade.
Maurice "Christopher" Morley on cover of Our Towne
Ballston Spa Bicentennial Grand Marshall Maurice "Christopher" Morley on the
front cover of the August 2007 edition of Our Towne Ballston Spa.
Christopher Morley and son in June 2010
Father and Son -- Maurice “Christopher” Morley and son Edward enjoy time
together at The Chocolate Factory in Ballston Spa in 2010.
Christopher Morley - Toymaker
Old-fashioned wooden toymaker Christopher Morley holding his wooden
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Christopher Morley in 1996 beside his special hand-crafted
Christopher Morley as photographed in 1996 by former St. Mary's Church Historian
Audrey Bopp Hauprich. With Morley is a sculpture he had crafted of the Blessed
Mother and Baby Jesus.
Christopher Morley and Nancy Reynolds Rooney
Christopher Morley in his Bath Street office in 2003 with Andy Rooney's sister, Nancy
Reynolds Rooney. The two shared memories of Ballston Spa as it had been in the
1920s and 1930s. PHOTO BY ANN HAUPRICH.
Christopher Morley as Ballston Spa, NY school crossing guard
Christopher Morley served as a school crossing guard and as a volunteer at Noah's
Attic (seen behind him in this photo) until just a few weeks before his passing
at age 89 in 2011. PHOTO BY ANN HAUPRICH.
Christopher Morley - Toymaker
Photographer Antonio Bucca captured old-fashioned toymaker Christopher Morley's
playful spirit in this 2008 portrait. In 2009 wooden toy-maker Chris Morley once
demonstrated his train-trolley masterpiece and other toys for Legacies
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Co-authors Maurice "Christopher" Morley, Ann Hauprich and
Antonio Bucca in 2009
Ballston Spa Legacies Unlimited
co-authors Maurice "Christopher" Morley, Ann Hauprich and Antonio Bucca in the History Consultant's office beneath Village
Hall at the corner of Front and Bath Streets in 2008. PHOTO BY ANTONIO BUCCA.
2010 Presentation of Maurice "Christopher" Morley
In June 2010, Malta Avenue Elementary School student Damian Whitfield was the
proud recipient of a Maurice "Christopher" Morley Literacy Award. With Damian
are Mr. Morley, Rotarian Michael Palma and Principal Sharon D'Agostino. PHOTO BY ANN HAUPRICH.