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Headstone portraits


Renée K. Carl
 

I am just the messenger!

A person on twitter works in estate sales. She came across a bucket of headstone portraits. These images have been removed from headstones. Their origin unknown, but somehow they ended up in Kentucky. The maker of the images is stamped Oak Park, IL so they might have a Midwest origin.

Some of the portraits have names on the back - all the names I have seen appear to be Jewish.

The person who found these is trying to reunite the images with the families. Whether these were stolen or replaced with newer versions is not known.

You can see some here: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2825447780809024&id=582166895137135

 
Please contact the person in the links. I am just the messenger. I am trying to get an email address to reach her.
 
Thank you
Renee
 
Renee K. Carl
Washington DC
 
KAROL/CARL - Volhynia, Boston, St Louis
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Ava (Sherlock) Cohn
 

Thank you for posting these. Since the photographs bear an Oak Park stamp, it's most likely that they are from nearby Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park, IL. Please share these with the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois (JGSI) as there may be members who will recognize the family names.  If you can share a link, I'd also be willing to put them as a post on my facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SherlockCohn in case anyone reading that page would recognize the names. Thirdly, put a post on the Facebook group, Tracing the Tribe.  Good luck. Your friend certainly has a genealogical treasure. 


Renée K. Carl
 

Hi Ava
I have shared this with JGSI
The links are in my original posting to JewishGen, if you want to
share further, please feel free.
I am not friends with the person who has the images, just saw it on
Twitter and felt it was imperative that I get the word out.
Thanks for sharing further.
Renee


On Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 11:59 AM Ava Cohn <sherlock.cohn@...> wrote:

Thank you for posting these. Since the photographs bear an Oak Park stamp, it's most likely that they are from nearby Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park, IL. Please share these with the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois (JGSI) as there may be members who will recognize the family names. If you can share a link, I'd also be willing to put them as a post on my facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SherlockCohn in case anyone reading that page would recognize the names. Thirdly, put a post on the Facebook group, Tracing the Tribe. Good luck. Your friend certainly has a genealogical treasure.