My Great, Great Uncle Ernest emigrated to America

In January 1923 it must have been with sadness that Grandad Beck said good bye to his brother Ernest who emigrated to America, with his wife, Flo and daughter, Olive.  Ernest sent lots of  photographs home and we have over 100 photographs and postcards of his life in America.  Ernest wrote on the back of the photographs so though we don’t have the accompanying letters, we can gain a glimpse of his life in Massachusetts.

Family of 3 sitting on grass in park
Postcard posted on Aug 22 1925 to Ernest’s father. Text reads: Taken on the slopes of Boston Common. Perhaps you know some of the folks. That is not a bottle of whiskey peeping out of my coat pocket. Ern

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