Posts tagged: family
William Russwurm, 1904
This is from the rogues’ gallery mug shot books held at the City of Vancouver Archives. Here’s Mr Russwurm’s rap sheet:
Native of England, Occupation laborer, age 28. Height 5 ft 8 1/2 inches. Brown hair. Brown Eyes. Fresh Complexion, medium build.
Arrested Nov 20th 1904, by Officer Anderson in the Avenue Hotel and charged with the theft of a number of Insurance papers, the property of Gordon Allison. Was adjudged guilty and sentenced to 6 months in Jail, H[ard] L[abour].
This man was out on S[uspended] S[entence] over a Conviction for Vagrancy Oct 2nd 1904, and besides has served several in Victoria Jail.
The Avenue Hotel was on the northwest corner of Dupont (East Pender) and Columbia, the heart of what was then the city’s red light district.
Russwurm lived the rest of his days in Vancouver working as a longshoreman. Note the pin he is wearing is for the Western Federation of Miners, a radical trade union that affiliated with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, or Wobblies) when it formed the following year. He may or may not be a distant relative of mine.
Source: City of Vancouver Archives, VPD series #S202, Loc. 37-C-9
I think he was a relative… his eyes look familiar.
January 18, 1928 — November 12, 2012
Although not unexpected, it is difficult dealing with my Mom’s death. I’ve been searching through photographs, and working finding and restoring photos, like this one, for the slide show at Mom’s memorial service on Tuesday, 11am at Dreisinger Funeral Home
Maternité, ca 1897, Eugene Carriere. French (1849 - 1906)
"This is our Corner"
This charming painting is of the artist’s daughters, Laurense and Anna, painted by their father, Lawrence Alma-Tadema in 1873