Is this my grandmother, Mildred Loraine Gunzendorfer Levy? I’m about 80% convinced that it is but would love other opinions.
The date on the newspaper states it was 9 March 1916 - here’s a photo of her from about the same time frame.
Mildred Loraine Gunzendorfer
It’s not just her face that makes me think it’s her but her manner of being slightly bent forward.
Here is a side-by-side close up of the two pictures.
Oh, I just don’t know. The more I look at it the more doubts that I have.
Looking again at the original poster, there is a man holding the copy of the newspaper, The Fresno Republican. Guess who worked at The Republican during that time frame? My grandfather, Sigmund Levy! He was an ‘advertising solicitor’ until about 1911 when he became the Advertising Manager, a position he held until sometime between 1915 and 1917 when he joined the family firm of Levy Bros. Real Estate. So was this poster a form of advertising featuring his future wife? Could he be the man holding the newspaper in the poster?
The paper itself has a lot of detail, although it’s tough to see here.
So what do you think? Could my grandma have been a cover girl?