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My Father's Life in Pictures (1904-1968)

My father, Maurice Teich, was born in 1904 in Czernowitz, Austro-Hungary (now Chernivtsy, Ukraine - see photos from my visit in 1992 at the bottom of this page). He lived in Vienna from about 1925 to 1938. He and my mother were married in Warsaw, left Europe to escape the Holocaust in late 1938, and lived several years in Cuba. My mother was able to enter the United States on an immigrant visa in 1940; my father followed her in 1941. They settled in Chicago, where I was born and lived there until the early 1960s. After a brief stay in South Florida, they moved to New York City, where my father died in 1968. This gallery, which I have created in honor of the centennial of his birth, is a chronicle of his life. The description under each picture provides more detail on the picture and its significance. Click on the pictures directly to see the descriptions - they're not available in the gallery view or the slideshow. I have also created a similar gallery for my mother.
First portrait - c. 1906
First portrait - c. 1906
With his younger brother – c. 1918
With his younger brother – c. 1918
Extended family portrait – c. 1918-20
Extended family portrait – c. 1918-20
With both brothers – early 1920s
With both brothers – early 1920s
With a friend, c. 1925
With a friend, c. 1925
With his brothers – mid-to-late 1920s
With his brothers – mid-to-late 1920s
My father’s parents, Vienna, early-to-mid-1930s
My father’s parents, Vienna, early-to-mid-1930s
With his mother and brothers, mid-1930s
With his mother and brothers, mid-1930s
With Anselm and dates, March 1935
With Anselm and dates, March 1935
My father and mother on their first date, December 1937
My father and mother on their first date, December 1937
Photo sent to my mother, January 1938
Photo sent to my mother, January 1938
Wedding Portrait, April 2, 1938
Wedding Portrait, April 2, 1938
Honeymoon in Zakopane, April 1938
Honeymoon in Zakopane, April 1938
Warsaw, spring or summer 1938
Warsaw, spring or summer 1938
With Felicia and Ted (1938)
With Felicia and Ted (1938)
Aboard the Orduña en route to Cuba - December 1938 or January 1939
Aboard the Orduña en route to Cuba - December 1938 or January 1939
The R.M.S. Orduna
The R.M.S. Orduna
En route to Cuba (December 1938 or January 1939)
En route to Cuba (December 1938 or January 1939)
At work in Havana (1939)
At work in Havana (1939)
Our man in Havana (1939)
Our man in Havana (1939)
Havana (1939)
Havana (1939)
Riding in style in Havana (1939)
Riding in style in Havana (1939)
Havana (1939)
Havana (1939)
With me at 3 months (Chicago, 1943)
With me at 3 months (Chicago, 1943)
My father and me, Chicago, summer 1943
My father and me, Chicago, summer 1943
My father and me, Chicago, summer 1946
My father and me, Chicago, summer 1946
My father and me, Chicago,  April 1947
My father and me, Chicago, April 1947
My father with my sister Judy and me, Chicago, 1947.
My father with my sister Judy and me, Chicago, 1947.
With Judy, Chicago, 1948
With Judy, Chicago, 1948
On vacation in the Black Hills of South Dakota, 1948
On vacation in the Black Hills of South Dakota, 1948
Mackinac Island, summer 1953
Mackinac Island, summer 1953
Textile show, Chicago, 1957
Textile show, Chicago, 1957
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1959
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1959
Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, July 1963
Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, July 1963
In the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, 1964 or 1965
In the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, 1964 or 1965
Israel 1966
Israel 1966
My father's camera (1)
My father's camera (1)
My father's camera  (2)
My father's camera (2)
My father's camera (3)
My father's camera (3)
Descendants of Maurice Teich
gallery: Descendants of Maurice Teich
Czernowitz University -1992
Czernowitz University -1992
Czernowitz Street Scene - 1992
Czernowitz Street Scene - 1992
Czernowitz Main Square - 1992
Czernowitz Main Square - 1992
Czernowitz -1992
Czernowitz -1992
Czernowitz Market. - 1992
Czernowitz Market. - 1992
Former Synagogue (Czernowitz ) - 1992
Former Synagogue (Czernowitz ) - 1992
Czernowitz School - 1992
Czernowitz School - 1992
Czernowitz Central Railroad Station - 1992
Czernowitz Central Railroad Station - 1992
First Apartment in Vienna
First Apartment in Vienna
Vienna:  Tandelmarktgasse 5 and 5a
Vienna: Tandelmarktgasse 5 and 5a
Vienna:  Schottenring
Vienna: Schottenring
Schottenring 25, Vienna
Schottenring 25, Vienna