My second cousin, Miriam Diamant Brenner, who lives in Israel, has kindly sent two new photos. One (left), in particular, is notable because Miriam suggests it’s a picture of baby Joe (my father) held by (possibly) his grandmother (my great grandmother). I’m guessing — because Miriam belongs to the Diamant side of the family — she’d be my grandmother’s mother, not my grandfather’s mother. Miriam did not know her name; and, neither, sadly, do I. I’ve never seen a candidate image before of my great grandmother. This, therefore, is a very nice find, and gift.
The second image (below) is of my father’s Uncle Aaron’s mother, Aaron, and one of Aaron’s sisters. Clearly, the right side of this photo was torn and repaired, thus distorting the sister’s left eye. Aaron was my grandmother’s, Brana’s, younger brother. That, in turn, would make Aaron’s mother, also pictured, my maternal great grandmother. Or, in other words, possibly the same woman pictured in the first photo, although at different ages. Aaron had three sisters — Brana, Riva, and Jenny. Based on other family photos I’ve seen, my guess is that the pretty girl pictured would be Jenny.
Thank you very much, Miriam, for sharing these!
Aaron’s mother, Aaron, one of Aaron’s sisters