Louise And Sylvester Furtado, San Jose, CA

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“Aunt Louise & Uncle Sylvester Furtado. One of six sisters including my mother Caroline. 1908.”

From an Ancestry.com tree with photos, we were able to easily match up this married couple who are:  Louise (Baptista) Furtado, (1876 – 1979) born in California, and Sylvester Furtado (1874 – 1953) born in o Jorge, Azores, Portugal.

The photographer’s stamp on the back of this Real Photo Postcard shows:

“E. Bambocci. Premiato Con. 21 Medalie D’Oro. 27 North Market St., San Jose, Cal.”

A 1910 San Jose city directory reveals that this was Enrico Bambocci, 27 N. Market, residence address 271 San Augustine. A quick search shows a long career in photography for Enrico and we’ll find out more in the next post.  “Premiato Con. 21 Medalie D’Oro”  translates from Italian as  “With Award-Winning 21 Gold Medals.”

Divided back, Real Photo Postcard, unused with writing. SOLIO stamp box. Photo dated 1908.

Availability Status:  SOLD

Source:  Polk-Husted Directory Co.’s San Jose City and Santa Clara County Directory, 1910-1911. p. 75. (Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989.)

2 thoughts on “Louise And Sylvester Furtado, San Jose, CA

  1. These are my great great grandparents. The handwriting on this card was most likely written by Angelina D. Bettencourt (b. 1919 d. 1988). She was the daughter of Caroline Baptista and Andriano Lawrence Bettencourt.

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