My Dad in 1913

My Dad in 1913

This is the second-oldest photo I have of my dad. According to an annotation on the back, it was taken on Essex Street in Brooklyn in the fall of 1913. (View the full-size photo.) I don’t know who the little girl is. She could be one of my dad’s sisters, but given that his eight siblings were older, I doubt it—one of his sisters would likely be…

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My Dad’s School Photo

My Dad’s School Photo

This is the oldest photo of my dad that I’ve found. He’s in the far-right row, second from the front. I’m guessing he’s about 10 or 12, which would date this photo at between 1912 and 1914. (View the full-size photo.) Born in 1902 as the youngest of nine, my dad grew up in Brooklyn. And just a little bit of photo forensics provides a detail…

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