Sunday, January 27, 2013

Can you translate to identify the family?

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Is this the same family?

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Erdevik Wedding

The reverse of this photo was translated by Languages Unlimited, Inc., Columbus, Ohio

They said it was hard to translate because the writing was old county style, using old fashioned words to explain the relationship between the people in the picture.  There was no break in the writing, and it was hard to conclude when one sentence ends and the next begins.  The traslastion was to the best of their knowledge:

For the long and great memory from our home (house), the wedding of my son Steva (Steve) Korac Milenko married in the church of Erdevik per our custom daughter-in-law is from Belgrade this young man is Pokonic Pera the nephew of the parents of the bride and son of Vase Korac and the best man Milos Jovanovic he is residing in Zemun but he has 3 sons students on the university and he had no expenses.

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Nada L. Milutinovic

These photos were sent to my grandmother about 1954.  I don't know if Nada was related by birth to my grandfather or if it was by marriage.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Tournament of Roses 1939 or 1940

If the photos below were taken during the Tournament of Roses, it seems most likely that the year was either 1939 or 1940.

This assumes that the gowns worn in the Tournament of Roses Queen and her Court portraits are the same gowns worn in the parade. AND that the photo below, Queens, is indeed the Queen and her Court. Long sleeved gowns were only worn in 1939 and 1940. In addition, both earlier and later years Queens do not resemble those in the photograph.

[Click on the links below for photos from the Official Tournament of Roses website]

Photo Gallery

1939 Queen and her Court

1940 Queen and her Court

The photo of the blimp advertises the Broadways Clearance Sale starting on Tuesday, leads to the conclusion that Monday was either New Years Day and thus a Holiday. Or that New Year fell on a Saturday or Sunday, and the store was closed Monday to give the employees a Holiday. In 1939, New Year's Day fell on a Sunday and in 1940 it was on Monday.

In 1938 the New Year began on Saturday. It is unlikely that a Department store was open on Sunday, but I would like to confirm this. My research indicates that the "Blue Laws" that mandated Sunday-closings began to change during World War II when more women began working. However, 1938 is unlikely to be the right year based on other clues.

The best clue is the parade float featuring Pinocchio. Pinocchio was the second animated feature produced by Walt Disney Productions. It was originally released to theatres by RKO Radio Pictures on February 7, 1940.

The current hypothesis is that these photograph were taken at the 1940 Tournament of Roses.

And just who is that horse? Could it be the 1940 "Horse of the Year"?

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Is This Float the Queen and Her Court?

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Could this be the Rose Parade? It does look like the float is covered with flowers? If you can identify the parade, location or year, please comment below.


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Football! But what game, who is playing? Where and when did this game take place? It may be a bowl game. The Blimp below advertises a January clearance sale. The photos of the Queen and the Parade may also offer clues.

If you can provide information that might lead to a date or location, please comment below.