“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 São 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.)