3/11/11

GLADYS KALLMAN, George's sister


For this weeks Sepia Saturday I'm focusing on Gladys Kallman, sister of George Kallman.

I know nothing about Gladys other than I believe she may have been a nurse, just like her mother. I need to dig deeper within the hundreds of photos I now own.

She went to Balboa High School in San Francisco, graduating with the June 1948 class. I'll be featuring the graduating class photo in the future. It measures 35.5" x 8" and is full of signatures on the back.

For now let's just watch Gladys grow up. And take a look at this previous post showing her and George as children.

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"Gladys Kallman in foothills Summer 1942"









June 1945




"My car, Gladys"



1956

16 comments:

  1. Apart from some pretty odd curls, Gladys is really cute and she had a great Gladys pin and a sweet little VW bug. Lucky girl! The class photo is just classic.

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  2. It was nice to meet Gladys..she was a beautiful child:)

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  3. I can't imagine trying to keep those curls in place all day. Did she have to put hairpins in each one or were they sprayed stiff. Makes my roots ache just thinking about it.

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  4. Great photos but I must admit that those curls really caught my eye. It must have been a nightmare to get them so tightly and neatly curled like that. Ouch!

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  5. Great photos of Gladys. I love the curls- they remind me of my grandmother and "pin curling" which made for a very sore head the next morning. So neat that you have all these photos capturing her growing up.

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  6. Imagine going around with a huge pin with our name! She was such an adorable child...really sweet eyes! Her photos through life continue to show her warm nature...she seems like a happy person! Enjoying life. Is that car really yours? I think that style is so cool! Thanks for sharing Gladys!

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  7. A beautiful girl and young woman. This is a great record of her growing up. I liked the dog, so comfortable with her it looks as if it is asleep.

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  8. I Love The Way Youve Sequenced These Photos. Gladys Blooms .A Lovely Looking Lady.

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  9. The hairstyles are really something. That's the first time I have seen patriotic photo corners.

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  10. The picture of Gladys in what looks like a hotel room is a stunning photograph.

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  11. I love the photos and all the details like those photo corners. I'm so diggin' her saddle shoes and her car!

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  12. Wonderful to have so many photos of Gladys at different points in her life. I think the photo of her and George is sweet. Seems as if they got along quite well - at least long enough to sit for nice photos!

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  13. I love the way you have allowed us to "watch Gladys grow up". The approach provides us with a wonderful insight into her personality and life

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  14. It looks like she really liked her great big name pin. She's wearing it in two photos. And she like her name so much she even named her car Gladys!
    Barbara

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  15. Anonymous8/19/2012

    She was my husband's cousin and passed away 18 years ago this week. She was a fun lady. Just wondering how you got her photos?

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    1. The photos came from a relative to a friend of mine to me. He told her about me and she decided to pass them along since there were no relatives interested in the collection.

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