Paternal relative Arthur Fitger, German poet, painter and playwright.
Me, my father, my father’s father.
Maternal grandfather, Claude Laval III, Fresno, early 1940s.
Claude “Pop” Laval (Great-great-grandfather / Central Valley photographer).
My great-grandmother Marian and her brother Auren (who moved to Paris after the war and was close friends with Lena Horne).
Maternal grandfather and his younger brother (1930s).
A family portrait, (sans the photographer, my great-grandfather).
Maternal grandfather (center), 1950s.
Great-grandmother (and, clearly, fashion icon) Marian Kahn.
Marian in another stylish outfit.
Ancestor Daniel Kahn, revolutionary fighting for Jewish emancipation in the German Revolution of 1848 and pioneer in gold-rush CA, buried in hometown. (Photograph taken by a family member circa 1950s-60s and rediscovered in my grandfather’s garage, starting a long, fascinating journey.)
The front of Daniel Kahn’s gravestone.
Daniel’s grave finally located after years of searching. Taken in person at the jüdischer friedhof Kuppenheim.
Grave of ancestor (and father of Daniel Kahn) Jonas Kahn, jüdischer friedhof Kuppenheim.
The grave of ancestor (and great-grandfather of Daniel Kahn) Lieberman ben Jona Kahn, jüdischer friedhof Kuppenheim.