Sunday, February 27, 2005


Many of the photographs included in the I-95 project are very personal.

5 save copy

This is the house my grandmother grew up in on Susquehanna Ave. My great grandmother owned a kosher butcher shop here. My great grandmother moved in with my grandparents in the early 1970's and soon after that into a nursing home in the Northeast. She had alzheimers and like many with alzheimers would wander. She would walk from my grandparents house in Mayfair back to North Philly, back to this house.

9-2922 Princeton Ave copy

I loved my grandparents more than could ever be expressed. They lived in the same home for 50 years, in Mayfair, a lower middle class/ working class section of Northeast Philadelphia. 2922 Princeton Ave. I dream about that house at least twice a month.

small photos- starting clockwise from lower left handside Zoe Strauss 2nd grade class picture Mayfair Elementary, Zoe Strauss, Zoe Strauss High School year book photo, Savannah Roberts, Cosmo Baker, ? Walker Roberts, (center) on left Walker Roberts and Savannah Roberts on right Zoe Strauss and Cosmo Baker. Pastel drawing on right, Ilene Baker.

Bring it.

food high res scan copy

My grandfather grew up a few blocks from where this photo was taken in Strawberry Mansion.
Completly unrelated to this photo- Once my grandfather shot Ralph Bodack in the ass with a bb gun. Ralph's parents came over and said "Look what your Joey did..." but Pop's father just gave him "a licking with a wet noodle."

3-the little room copy

I lived with my grandparents for several years. This was my room for a while- the little room.

1 comment:

MBI said...

Todo esto es muy buenooooooooooooo!!!