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September, 1936 – Trudel Hats at last – a room and shop of her own.

25 Sep
September, 1936 – Trudel Hats  at last – a room and shop of her own.

September 1936 was a busy month for Trudel. She has her dream – a shop of her own. Her notes for September include one letter, but a note dated October 1, 1936 is really about September as well, so I am including them in one post.

Remember to click on the photos. Most will take you to full-size versions of the images.

Leonard Grossman
One of Trudel’s Sons.


September 6, 1936 – Trudel Hats

I have moved to 195 E Chestnut St and combined my own hat shop, living room and bed room together.

Trudel Working

Trudel Working

Room-shop

Trudel’s All-in-One: Shop and Room

Self-Portrait

Triple Self-Portrait



Trudel Hats

Trudel Hats on Chestnut

Tomorrow, Labor Day, we are planning to go to Riverview Park, an amusement park and expect about 50,000 people if the weather is nice, Leonard will preside the first half of the day since it is all Republican.

Aunt Henny is planning to stay in Florida.

October 1, 1936- Riverview political rally, and a “lunch break” on Yom Kippur.

Had trouble getting your letter, dear Papa, since I was not home when they tried to deliver it at my apartment and I had no identification with me when I went to the Post Office to pick it up. I did finally get it.

Temple Sholom

Temple Sholom

Thanks for stamps and prayer book for Mrs. Samuel. On Yom Kippur I went to a German service, using the prayer book same as West End Synagogue [in Frankfurt]. Only, the songs’ melodies were different and they had 2 ½ hours lunch break. I met Kurt Heichelheim who is here only 2 weeks and very happy to see one person he knew.

On Labor Day, 9/7, was again Thompson Day in Riverview Park. All big Republicans. Leonard introduced all the candidates from noon until 6:00 pm in bright sunshine, which he likes.

LJG on the Dais

LJG on the Dais

Entertainment

Entertainment

Applause

Applause

Lane Tech

Republican Day Crowd at Riverview



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About Leonard Grossman

Writing about the online world since 1992: The ModemJunkie's Portal Taught school in the inner-city from 1967-78, Government lawyer from 1979-2010. Married to the incredible Cindy Barnard. Proud father of Sarah and grandfather of Gavin.
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Posted by on September 25, 1936 in Chicago, immigrant experience, Judaism, Letters

 

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3 Responses to September, 1936 – Trudel Hats at last – a room and shop of her own.

  1. Alan

    September 25, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Trudel is starting her climb up the economic ladder – becoming an entrepreneur!

    I did find it interesting that she described the 2 1/2 hour Yom Kippur break as a “lunch break”. I wonder if it was for lunch or if it just happened to be mid-day?

     
    • Leonard Grossman

      September 25, 2013 at 10:44 am

      Alan, Perhaps I got the idea of sponsoring “lunch” on Yom Kippur this year from her, although we delayed lunch until after sundown.

      I suspect it was her sense of humor..or she was surprised by the break.

       
    • Leonard Grossman

      September 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      Alan, I notice Trudel said the service was in German but her photo album for September 1936 had a photo of Temple Sholom, which in included. But her September album had photos going all the way back to “Decoration Day,” so I am not sure whether she went to Temple Sholom for Yom Kippur or earlier that season.

       

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