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If these are all her siblings it might explain why Mom looks so unhappy. View full size.
Dr. Benjamin Lurie (1894-1954) and his wife Bertha (1898-1984) were born in Russia and escaped to America to start a better life. He became a dentist and practiced in Chicago in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. Later the family moved to Albany Park and lived at 4837 N. Albany Ave with their two daughters Mildred (b. 1924) and Louise (1933-2014).
This photograph of Dr. Lurie and his wife with their first grandson Steven (b. 1952) was taken about 1953. Tragically, Dr. Lurie died on June 20, 1954.
These fine people were my maternal grandparents. View full size.
This is a rare action photo of Bernard Burch (1889-1985). After dissolving the family retail establishment in 1938, Bernie leveraged his civic goodwill as former mayor of Wadena, Minnesota to land a gig as the manager of the municipal liquor store. In doing so, Bernie reduced his walking commute from four blocks to two and a half. This location, 220 S. Jefferson Street, stood at least into the 1960s, but has since been demolished and replaced by an urban park. Wadena's municipal liquor store is currently located a couple blocks to the north in a former fast food restaurant. It boasted an 11 percent profit margin in 2014. Image from the Frank Burch photo collection. View full size.
Returning from or going to Korea, 1952, with the Statue of Liberty in the background. View full size.
Hello, this is a photo my father took during his time in the Korean War. 1952, somewhere in the Pacific, possibly aboard the USS Toledo. Many more to come. View full size.
[Thanks. Try to carefully dust them off before scanning, and make sure they're oriented correctly left to right. -tterrace]