vintage photographs

Man’s Best Friend

I had to share one of my favorite pictures of my Grandfather, Robert J. Schwarz. This was taken before he served in World War II as a medic.  After the war, my grandparents married and went to college to become teachers on the GI bill. Grandpa was an English teacher and Grandma was a librarian. I love how distinguished my grandfather looks with his pipe in one hand and a family dog.

Grandpa Schwarz

Grandpa Schwarz (1918-1977)

A couple of sassy girls

I love this photograph from 1926 of my Great Grandmother Emily Nixon and her sister Olive with my Great Grandfather John Schwarz.  There is so much to look at in the picture from the automobile to the ukulele to the outfits and saucy grin of my ancestor. The location is probably somewhere in the New York City vicinity.

My great grandparents 1926

My great grandparents 1926

Enjoying a snowy day

This year has been one of snow and cold. I am not complaining as I live in the northeast and am used to all the snow. I even will admit that I like the snow bt this year seems to be one storm after another. And today is not different. Stay safe and enjoy watching the snow come down.

"Snow Scene on 96th Street," near Madison Avenue (1932) John Albok photographer. From the Collections of the Museum of the City of New York

“Snow Scene on 96th Street,” near Madison Avenue (1932) John Albok photographer. From the Collections of the Museum of the City of New York

If you are interested in images of New York City then head on over to the Museum of the City of New York’s Website. They had a wonderful collection I recently discovered by the photographer John Albok. Such powerful images of events happening around his neighborhood. You cannot help but be touched by his work.

Central Park skiers, by 70th Street (1935) John Albok photographer. From the Collections of the Museum of the City of New York

Central Park skiers, by 70th Street (1935) John Albok photographer. From the Collections of the Museum of the City of New York

 

1925 storm

1925 storm. John Albok photographer. From the Collections of the Museum of the City of New York

First snow

I love old photos and family history. A picture in my mind is worth a thousand words and is priceless when it comes to my ancestral research. While I was scanning in some family pictures, I came across some winter scenes of my mom and grandmother. I just had to share the 1947 pictures of my mother’s first experience with snow.

Brooklyn, 1947

Brooklyn, January 1947

I love the expression of love on my grandmother’s face as she smiles at her first born. Two wonderful women who are my role models in motherhood.

 

So proud of herself!

So proud of herself!