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Paul_Hochman
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Machart Family Photo

“Taken in Lavaca County (Probably in the town of Weid, TX) in either 1910 or 1911. This is the Machart family. There would be two more kids before my poor great grandmother would get a reprieve. 11 (surviving) children in all. My paternal Grandpa is standing at the far right, just to his mother's left.” -- Bruce
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dhaupt
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This is so cool, thanks

 

 


Paul_Hochman wrote:
“Taken in Lavaca County (Probably in the town of Weid, TX) in either 1910 or 1911. This is the Machart family. There would be two more kids before my poor great grandmother would get a reprieve. 11 (surviving) children in all. My paternal Grandpa is standing at the far right, just to his mother's left.” -- Bruce

 

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Deltadawn
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Wow. what a great photo! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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Great photo. Thanks for sharing.

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What a great photo, and a great way to connect to the book. Thanks for sharing it!

 

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Great photo - thanks for sharing so we can relate it to our reading!

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I love old family photes...thanks so much for sharing!  A snapshot of history is something amazing!

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Thanks for the picture Bruce, it gives more life to the story!

 

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I love seeing old photos...especially around the turn of the century. It really takes you back in time and makes it easier to imagine what it would have been like in those days. I cannot imagine having so many children!

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This is great. Thanks.

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thewanderingjew
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 i don't have any family photos; i wish i did. was it the style to shave th children's heads?

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This is a fantastic old family photo! I love seeing how Bruce's family could sort of fit in with the story, just because it makes it that little bit more real and personal.

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Thanks for the photo. It helps to relate to the time period.

 

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 Wow!  They all look so serious!  Thanks for sharing.

 

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Oh Wow Thanks for sharing.

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I love old photos like this, thank for sharing. 

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Paul_Hochman wrote:
“Taken in Lavaca County (Probably in the town of Weid, TX) in either 1910 or 1911. This is the Machart family. There would be two more kids before my poor great grandmother would get a reprieve. 11 (surviving) children in all. My paternal Grandpa is standing at the far right, just to his mother's left.” -- Bruce

Thanks for sharing!  I don't quite understand the caption, however.

 

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including a photo helps relate to the book

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thewanderingjew wrote:

 i don't have any family photos; i wish i did. was it the style to shave th children's heads?


Oh, twj, your reply struck at my heart.  I had some that were "handed down" directly, but one of the best "whole big family" ones that I now have came from a second cousin whom I connected with, when I started exploring my family's genealogy.   Have you done any of that?   There may be people out there to whom you are a bit distantly related, who have images that you would so enjoy, and who would be happy to share with you.   Most of us genealogy buffs love connecting with a new 'cousin' and sharing what we know.  It's so much easier now online.  (Until recent technological advances, it was much harder to find them, and then we had to mail packets of info, copies of  old photos, obituaries, family trees, etc)

 

And if your precious family records were some of those tragically lost in the Holocaust, I am even manyfold sorrier.  When I was a child,  my mother worked with Displaced Persons who had seen their whole families die, and the memory of their quiet faces and sad eyes has never left me.    

 

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This photo is priceless.  It is amazing that I had pictured a family like yours.