I am a Mailhandler with the US Postal Service at the Jacksonville Bulk Mail Center and we need help in processing a package that was damaged in our equipment during handling.
The box that was shipped was apparently completely destroyed as it has not yet shown up. The original contents were picture albums and loose photos (quite literally 100’s of photos). Many of the photos have a year written on the front (dated in the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s), many have no date but are obiviously newer than the 50s and many that have no date are from late 1800s thru the 20s. NONE of these photos have any identifying names on them, all are blank on the back.
There were however five items (a Bar Mitzbah invitation, two marriage announcement cards, a New York University Dental Degree and a Midwood High School Principal’s Honor Roll card). These will be transcribed below.
If anyone knows this family and can contact them, please have them e-mail me at email@example.com , I will forward them to their proper destination. I will hold the pictures as long as possible before having to shipp them off to the Atlanta dead letter office, a black hole from which they will never be recovered. These photos are old and very valuable to someone in the Knoller family, help me find them please.
The first of the five cards reads as follows:
Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Knoller Request the pleasure of your presence The Confirmation BAR MITZBAH Of their son David On Saturday morning, February 20th, 1926 At 9 o’clock At the Cong. Tiferh Joseph, 80 Pitt Street New York City Recption on Sunday eve, Feb 21st, 1926 Washington’s Birthday Evening 7 o’clock At the Hishinifzer Club Rooms, 196 E 7th Street Residence, 274 E 7th Street, N.Y.C.
The back of this card has the same info in Hebrew
Second card reads:
Mr and Mrs Abraham Steinberg Announce the engagement of their daughter Harriet To Dr. David H. Knoller June twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and thirty-nine
Third card reads:
Miss Harriet Steinberg Dr. David H. Knoller Married October, Nineteen hundred and thirty-nine At home 2147 East 17th St Brooklyn, N. Y.
The fourth item reads:
The Chancellor, Professors, and Council of New York University To all persons to whomwriting may come Greeting! Be it known that we in recognition of the successful Completion of the requisite course of study in our College of Dentistry By virtue of authority granted to us by charter of the State of New York Do confer upon David Herman Knoller The degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery With all the rghts, privileges and immunity thereunto appertaining In witness whereof we have caused this Diploma to be signed by the Duly authorized officers of the University and sealed with our corporate Seal in the City of New York, ?June, Nineteen hundred thirty five.
The fifth and last item read:
Midwood High School Principal’s Honor Roll Marjorie Knoller has been placed on the principal’s honor Roll for scholastic achievement in the term 3rd term Signed: Henry T. Hillson