Some of Jewamongyou's ancestors

I was just sent this photo.  It is of my grandmother’s grandparents.  Apparently, the little boy in the photo had made a name for himself in the Yiddish theater and in radio.  His name was Menashe Skulnick.  He is not my ancestor, but his parents (seated) were.

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7 Responses to Some of Jewamongyou's ancestors

  1. It’s neat seeing the clothes that people use to wear back then. People used to look so dignified back then.

    • jewamongyou says:

      I’m sure they didn’t dress that way every day. Having a family photo taken was, in those days, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But yes, they were definitely more dignified.

  2. essbro says:

    People often look cross in these old photos. Not these folks, necessarily, but they had to remain motionless and it took over a minute for the camera’s shutter to open. This naturally created a sense of irritation in the sitter.
    Interesting Wikipedia article. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Eunice says:

    Why do so many Jewish men date asian and sometimes black women? I know Jewish moms can’t be so thrilled about this.
    The reason that I ask this is because I just recently when to New York and I saw several of the AW/WM and a couple BW/WM. My brother told me that it is pretty normal.

  4. hbd chick says:

    cool! (^_^)
    your grandmother’s grandmother looks like she wouldn’t take any funny business! in the way that people’s grandmother’s grandmothers often looked. (~_^)

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