explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Three Muses: Ancestors


My paternal grandfather, Hyman London, came to the U.S. as a young man from Eastern Europe in the very early 20th century. Several years later, his sweetheart, Jenny Goldberg, joined him and they settled in Baltimore, Maryland.  They had two sons: Judah and Harry (my father). Harry married Bonnie Fox; and they remained in Baltimore, raising three children (me, my twin sister, and our younger brother). There are now three handsome and wonderful "London" grandsons.

The picture on the bottom left is of Jennie with (I believe) two of her sisters. The middle one was definitely a sister named Freyda. Freyda went on to marry a Rabbi Ferber of London, England, who became prominent in the European Jewish community.

The background is from a copy of the U.S. 1930 Census Record, showing Hyman, his wife, and two sons residing in Baltimore.

15 comments:

Junibears said...

Amazingly clear and beautiful photographs! I have so enjoyed looking at everyone's family pics and reading a bit about them. Thank you for sharing Sherry.xx

Taluula said...

Sherry, I am humbled to get to know just a little bit about your family AND to see them too. This is beautiful and sure to become a family treasure.

the Inner 'I' said...

Love this, of course, and I learned a few things, too:-). I.

peggy gatto said...

Love hearing about them as well as seeing your ancestors, just wonderful!!

Jackie said...

This is wonderful, Sherry, and such a precious record of your ancestors. Thanks for sharing!

RPL said...

A beautiful page, great photos as well. It's good to gather up the bits and pieces of our roots and put them all together in one place. I'm envious of your piece, now I have to get crackin' and finish up mine.
Paulette

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a beautiful Layout.

indybev said...

I am so glad our challenge inspired you to create this wonderful heritage page. It is so important to record what we know of those who came before us. This page will be treasured by your family members, I'm sure. Thanks so much for sharing the story with us!

Grannie Annie said...

How nice that you have the history to go with the pictures Sherry...you did a beautiful job on this and the collage you did for Inspiration Avenue is great too...keep up the great work!

Kaylene said...

Lovely story and layout.

LynnF said...

What great photos! I really enjoyed looking at them and reading about the London family! Thanks so much, Sherry, for sharing.

LiveArt said...

What a beautiful heritage page!!Love the background you choose for your gorgeous photos, and reading your story :) Thanks for sharing,
hugs,
Linda

Janine said...

This is a whole family history.
I think it is great to find out so much about history of people.
Especially you Americans have ancestors from all over the world. ( so did I hi hi hi).
Have a great weekend
Janine

Dolly Daydreams said...

All that his on one page, wonderful. Marie

Ozstuff said...

I have enjoyed the "ancestors" theme so much this week - equally for the wonderful photos and for the great stories. I love your superb collage. What a stylish family!! How lucky you are to have such clear portraits.
Your artpiece is special. Stunning.