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Joe,
What you've found is real treasure. WELL DONE! And thanks for sharing it with us here.
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That’s awesome. Firstly great pictures. Secondly this is awesome for you and your family. Couldn’t be happier for you. Best regards. Chris
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Yes, that is special!

Wow, great story! Nice to see and, nerd as I am, I would spend that $499 for that print
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Thank you all for the kind words, well wishes and for coming along on this journey with me. Although for me it was more of an odyssey. You never know what's around the next corner, even at our age 👨🏼‍🦳
Joe

I've been here in the US for all I can remember and feel I was born here.
Photos like these instantly take one back to ones real Roots

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Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

Amazing shot with the story behind it. You must be thrilled your daughter found this image. To me this is a typical immigrant photo, and it also includes the most beautiful part of Manhattan. TFS Joe

Thank you Michele. Yes, my wonderful daughter. She actually sent the digitized photo to me about 5 years ago. She had never seen the coming off the boat picture before and loved seeing the grandparents. The reason she is in America.
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

You're expensive!

Nice picture - clearly a talented photographer. Did a quick search and found some sports photos by Doug Grundy that I suspect is the same person.

When was this taken? Could have been a Minolta as they made Minolta cameras since 1933 - but unlikely this was a Minolta. But in the 50's they made rangefinders and TLR's

Yes addy your right. Thats our man. For a regular, journeyman photographer he did what was asked of him. I keep marveling how in the gangplank photo we are perfectly spaced out and faces are all visible. What's the odd's on that?
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Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Great photo, and archetypical of the post-war migrant experience, one I shared but in Australia where my parents and me aged 3 arrived in January 1949 on the Yugoslav flagged "Partizanka", a former British ship (used as a troop-ship during the war) and originally Christened "Shawnee" when launched in 1931.
My guess would be, given the square format, that the photo would have been a 6cm x 6cm negative and the camera was most likely a twin lens reflex, a Rolleiflex, or one of its imitators.
Good luck finding that photo with the Statue of Liberty in the background, and thanks for sharing.
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Wow Joe! that must have been some voyage on an 1931 troop carrier. At least you made it!
Looks like we have more in common that just our names, like 3 years old, coming to the New World by ship and now we find ourselves chatting in Dyxum.

Interesting. my parents never mentioned this photoshoot, or showed me any pictures except the text book with the us and the Statue of Liberty photo. That photo is forever etched into my mind it was so dramatic.
I guess they were working hard on getting on in the New World.
My name on my German birth certificate is spelled Josef
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Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

First I'd heard of Douglas Grundy - who seems to have packed a lot into a short life (he died in 1962 aged 41). See here

Phil Wood; I actually have you to thank for that new photo.
I saw your post and I wondered what relevance does the photographer have to the photo or the people in the photo. Than looked deeper in your post and saw how much info there is even on a "no-name" guy like Grundy and did my search and came up with this treasure of a photo.

Thank You Phil Wood 👏🏻
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Originally posted by Mestari Mestari wrote:

Interesting story and a really good picture!
And expensive one too, $500 for a 6MP file...
I would assume your family would own a print already.

Thanks Mestari, Surprisingly We don't have a print. My folks never even mentioned the photoshoot. My guess is they were too busy getting on with their life in the New World and probably forgot all about it 🤷‍♂️
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Originally posted by waldo_posth waldo_posth wrote:

Great find, Josef! That picture seems to be an invaluable document of your family history! And living in these times give you lots of reasons for nostalgic feelings!

Thank you Harald, One never knows what's around the next corner. Which is one of the main motivating factors for all the photo adventures I go on.
My next trip is as exciting as my first one was.

You hit the nail on the head, How far some have fallen compared to those days.

And once again; thank you for waking me up
Your American Buddy ___Josef
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Originally posted by 4paul 4paul wrote:

Ellis Island used to have the archives on-site, you could go through the books. Maybe the ship details might help find the other picture?

Thanks Paul, good idea. I wonder if thats possible online. I see that guy on PBS "Finding your Roots" show specialize in searching that stuff. I sure would like to find that Statue of Liberty photo
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Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

Originally posted by Coast Coast wrote:

Thats me, my Father, my mother, my grandmother and grandfather.

If I hadn't posted those pictures here on Dyxum and your encouragements, I would never have this new treasured photo 🫶🏻

That is amazing Joe. I am really happy for you. For us, this kind of stories is great, thanks for sharing that.   

I think you're right Michel. Migration in an international forum like ours is particularly poignant, where members themselves have migrated or have friends or family that have and tons of photo documents
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Thank you Addy

Thanks you Dopol

Thank you Joe

Thank you Chris

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Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Yes, that is special!

Wow, great story! Nice to see and, nerd as I am, I would spend that $499 for that print


I don't know 🤔
First I think thats a suckers price. Not even realistic (no offense, just my thoughts) and I actually have a lot of baby and family photos of us taken in Germany. I think I will leave that up to my daughter or buy it for her if she wants it. Although she is a Silicon Valley girl, a lot richer than I.

If I could come up with that Statue of Liberty photo that has a good chance 😉
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