Saturday, May 5, 2012

Visiting Germans--1920s

The Vollrath family (218 South Audubon Road) frequently sponsored Germans who wanted to become American citizens.  They provided funds for their arrival to the US and hosted folks for a brief stint.  In these photos, several Germans pose along South Audubon Road.  They had just arrived in the US in the hopes of starting a new life here.  Although we do not know their names, these photos document their tenure in Irvington.

In the first two photos, two German women stand next to a car parked in the 200 block of South Audubon Road.  Across the street, you can see a row of doubles that were practically brand new when this photo was taken.  In the second photo, a German man enjoys a smoke in front of 237-39 South Audubon Road.  If you look closely, you can also see 245-47 South Audubon Road.  In the fourth photo, a German couple stand near 214 South Audubon Road.  The Morgan family dwelled there in the 1920s.  I have posted a 2012 photo of that home as well.  The historic images are courtesy of Dr. Victor Vollrath.

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