That’s my Grandma Gen with my Uncle Bob on her knee in the first photo. Both were shot at Queen of Angels school in Chicago, and guessing from my Uncle’s age I would place this about 1944. Looking at that flower headdress my Uncle has on I’m going to guess that this was some sort’a Spring show. The only other bit of info I have is the name of the woman behind my Grandma. She was Fran Spata and according to my Dad her family lived around the corner from them on W. Windsor Ave.
I’m phoning this one in with a reblog of an older Easter post.
Happy Easter from 1946.
Unfortunately the shots were a bit overexposed so I did what I could with them. The older child was my Uncle Bob and the younger boy is my Dad. The two street shots were taken on Hamilton Ave. in Chicago and appear to have been taken from this spot which is along the side of their apartment building. Both buildings in the photo are still there but that cool looking old street lamp is long gone. Also, the street is now one way (opposite direction from the parked car). The last shot was taken on the back porch of their apartment. Whichever camera they were using must have had a self timer which allowed them to snap that family photo of them in their Easter best.
These four go together, and even have something written on the back, yet they remain a complete mystery. These shots were at one time glued down to a scrapbook and then removed. Unfortunately, some of the words are covered by remnants of the black scrapbook paper (which is impossible to remove without damaging the image). For all I know these folks could be old relations of mine, yet off hand I don’t recognize any of them. I do have one clue and that is the little girl. She is named Cecilia and she shows up in one other photo (that doesn’t appear to be from this set because of size and no glue residue). She was from a Polish immigrant community in Hornsbyville, VA, a town that no longer exists.