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charlotte hurdus

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202 west end avenue, 1903/2012

me, at what used to be 202 West End Avenue  When I was in New York a few weeks ago, eating some amazingly good gelato on the Upper West Side, I realized we were only blocks away from where my great-grandmother Charlotte grew up at 202 West End Avenue. Her building doesn’t exist anymore – […]

charlotte, 1912

charlotte, ca. 1918 A few months ago, I found two job wanted ads that my great-grandmother Charlotte placed in the New York Herald in 1910. I only found two ads for consecutive weeks in May, and so I assumed that she must have found an ideal situation and had no need to keep advertising. It […]

charlotte, 1910

Charlotte, ca 1918 New York Herald, May 15, 1910 New York Herald, May 22, 1910 In 1910, my great-grandmother placed these job wanted ads in the New York Herald.  I could only find two of them — for consecutive weeks in May — and I am taking that as evidence she found the position she […]

honeymoon in south america, 1919/2011

charlotte, ca 1930

Charlotte is in the black bathing suit, third from the left In honor of the unseasonably hot weather currently hovering over Southern California, here is a summer-time picture of my great-grandmother Charlotte and some other ladies at Cobbosseecontee Lake near Winthrop, Maine in the 1930s. Charlotte and her husband Harry would stay at the lodge […]

charlotte, ca 1917

My great-grandmother Charlotte was a liar. I didn’t know this when I was small – in those 8 years we spent in the same world – and I’m not sure anyone else alive during those 8 years knew it either. If I weren’t a snoop, no one would know she had lied about anything, and […]

harry, bill, selma and charlotte, 1935

I am in Tucson, Arizona this week for a workshop on cataloging and archiving photographs, which somewhat ironically leaves me with very little time to muse on my own photographic family history. So instead, I leave you with a picture of my grandfather, his sister and their parents — in Tucson, Arizona in 1935. A. […]

charlotte and harry, 1919

My great-grandparents Charlotte and Harry got married twice.  Once, in March 1918, they were married by a Staten Island justice of the peace before Harry shipped out to France as a corporal in the radio detachment of Signal Brigade Company A.  After he came home, they were married by a rabbi in August 1919, presumably […]

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