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Lewis Greenwald in Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx, 1946, age 2.
Elizabeth Gockowski on her wedding day.
Hedda Cimoli (1918-2005) fought for the Resistance in Italy during WWII, providing the Allies with secret information she discovered. She and her brother, Mario, survived bombings, the risks of helping the Allies as spies, and time in a concentration camp. After the war, Robert W. Bird, a Captain in the U.S. Army, met Hedda and recognized her voice from radio correspondence during the war. She broke it off with her Italian fiance, married Robert, and moved to the US. This photo was taken at a Tuscan beach on their honeymoon.
Watercolor on paper, 16x22
The artist’s mother, Kathleen Shaffer, on her wedding day, 1978. Most of the wedding photos were ruined when accidentally exposed, but this one survived.
Pearl Lubarsky, at age 17 in 1929, in her backyard in Brooklyn, New York.
Watercolor on paper, 14x22
Anna Block, born at sea and mother of sixteen children. Date unknown.
Sylvester Gockowski, likely around 1930. He died at the age of 36 in 1936, leaving behind his wife and young children.
Lois Bond and her daughter, Edith Howard, likely in 1931.
Joseph Gockowski, Sr, sometime in the 1920’s.