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Streets Feb 23, 2011 3:49 PM

New arrivals to America
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This is a photo of my paternal grandparents and family taken shortly after arriving in the "new country" from Russia. My father (second from right) was, fortunately, kidnapped just before the family's ship sailed from Liverpool, England. The family remained until my father was found on another ship that was preparing to leave port. I'm guessing that he was to be used as a cabin boy. The family ended up coming to America on the S.S. Ansonia because of missing their original boat, the Titanic.

Rudd Feb 23, 2011 4:30 PM

Cool picture and great story. Thanks for sharing.

banksy Feb 23, 2011 5:21 PM

What a wonderful story and how fortunate you have the family photo.

gabbyone Feb 24, 2011 4:15 PM

Streets, what an amazing story! I love history. I love old pictures. What a treasure.

lomitamike Feb 26, 2011 12:03 AM

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Cool story. Are you going to try and repair the lines that run through the photo?

This took about 10 minutes in elements. It cleaned up the line a little.

Ordo Feb 26, 2011 4:58 AM

Amazing story. Great photo.

rebs Feb 26, 2011 6:24 AM

wow thats a great story, they sure had their share pf problems getting here. Glad they made it. The photo looks great, I love viewing the old black and white photo's.


pj1974 Feb 26, 2011 7:03 AM

Hi Streets

Your family story is very moving and really appreciated.

It helps set the picture in history and in our minds much more meaningfully.

I have seen so many times 'bad things' turn out for the good in the long run.

Am glad you have that photo, and nice touch up by lomitamike.

All the best.


Streets Feb 26, 2011 8:06 AM

I appreciate the touch up work by Lomitamike although, in a photo that's nearly 100 years old, a few wrinkles aren't really out of place. Thanks to all of you for your comments.

Wingman Feb 26, 2011 8:19 AM

Great photo and and a poingnant account of your ancestory!

Shutterbug74 Feb 27, 2011 10:47 AM

Great story. Thank you for sharing. I love hearing the stories behind older photos. You look like your Dad too, I think :)

Joe Bananas Mar 24, 2011 6:12 PM

Thanks for sharing, that's an amazing story.

Great work on the touch up lomitamike.

Hawgwild Mar 24, 2011 9:00 PM

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Streets, this is a nice photo to have. In spite of Mike's fine edit, and my humble submission below, I find the original, with its terrible scratch and other minor abberations to be the best of all. There's something about an old, scratched photo that can't be duplicated by all of our technology.

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