Here's my grandmother's scrap book which she started on April 25, 1914 before she even graduated from high school. The book isn't in great shape but it is going to provide me with so many fun facts about my grandmother's life as she entered adulthood.
I wonder what this Pullman thing was that she took from the train? I hope she wasn't a thief!
Looks like Grandma went to Sacramento for the wedding of her uncle, Colman Schwartz, to Selma Lavenson.
Included in the scrap book is a long article about the wedding which says:
The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Claire Lavenson, as maid of honor. Miss Eleanor Beard and the Misses Henrietta Schwarstz and Loraine Gunzendorfer, cousins of the groom, as bridesmaids, little Josephine Schwartz as flower girl, and two little attendants, Rosetta Kahn and Fred Kahn, cousins of the bride.
(Henrietta, Josephine, and Loraine were actually nieces of the groom).
|Selma Rose Lavenson|
The article also says that Loraine traveled to Sacramento for the wedding with her father, Abe Gunzendorfer - no mention of Bertha traveling with them. Wonder why she didn't go?
Looks like they stayed at the Hotel Sacramento. It's hard to read it but in the top right hand corner it says "Absolutely fireproof". How could a hotel be fireproof? Reminds me of the unsinkable Titanic.
Pretty cool place cards they put on the table.
Can you believe this flower has survived almost 100 years?
And then a little newspaper clipping stating that she was home from her visit. Imagine newspapers today writing about people coming and going from visits!
Stay tuned as I follow along on the journey of my grandmother's life.