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One day old...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 14 October 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

...Death Certificate of Sam Katz, born in Ellis Island Hospital on March 23, 1921. Can you even imagine the pain of loss for this woman who sailed the long trip across the ocean in her final days of pregnancy, only to lose her baby, Sam, to death after one day?

SONY DSLR-A100 1/8 second F/4.5 ISO 400 75 mm (35mm equiv.)

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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Barbara from Florida, United States

What a journey at sea this woman must have had and the heartbreak at the end.
Seeing their names on the document has me curious how their life in the new land went after this date.

14 Oct 2010 6:50am

@Barbara: I was sad to really look at some of the documentation shown. Those into genealogy need this type of information to broaden the scope of their studies. There is another similar image tomorrow and then we move on.

Mhelene from Paris, France

That's an impressiv "trip" in the past !

14 Oct 2010 7:55am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Must have been such an emotional roller coaster for the parents for sure, quite a powerful and emotional image you're sharing today

14 Oct 2010 2:23pm

@JJ: I couldn't agree more, JJ; thank you.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States


14 Oct 2010 3:21pm

Leena from Joensuu, Finland

Oh, I can not think it now - it is too sad.

i want to see your tomorrow`s post though :)

14 Oct 2010 5:46pm

@Leena: Tomorrow's is sad too, but different.

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

Have you noticed,it's always those with very little, that get the biggest share of suffering. ! WHY ! ??.

14 Oct 2010 6:32pm

@Jeff: Excellent question, Jeff. ;(

Gary Hart from California, United States

This is a wonderful series, Judy. Full of emotion.

14 Oct 2010 7:23pm

@Gary Hart: Thank you, Gary.

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

Oh gosh, too sad for words.

14 Oct 2010 9:53pm

@Formerly Known as MontereyJohn: I know...

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


14 Oct 2010 11:02pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

the anguish is unimaginable. the sacrifice and dedication of our immigrants are admirable qualities of our land, history, and people. good job bringing this story to us!

18 Oct 2010 10:44pm

@Tim: thank you, Tim, for all of your meaningful comments.

1/8 second
ISO 400
75 mm (35mm equiv.)