FAMILY ARCHIVE


An ongoing project to digitize my family’s archive. A project that feels equally urgent and satisfying after my mother’s passing on September 3, 2019. The full archive will live here and if you would like to learn more about my mom, you can read my dad’s eulogy here.



1900-1929


Date: 1915-1924 (?)
Location: Unkown
Subjects: [1] Harry Spector (left), Mariam Spector (center), and Irving Spector (right); [2] Harry Spector; [3] Irving Spector
Notes: Photo postcards with the ARTUR postmark were printed between 1910 and 1924. White borders were popularly introduced in around 1915. In more modern time, both full bleed and white borders were made, but the white borders almost always date tomid 1910s or after.



1940-1949




Date: 1948
Location: Baltimore
Subjects: Harry Spector (second from left, first row holding the “Dundalk Maryland” sign)
Notes: Progressive Party presidential campaign rally for former Vice President Henry A. Wallace’s 1948 presidential campaign. The Progressive Party of 1948 sought desegregation, the establishment of a national health insurance system, an expansion of the welfare system, and the nationalization of the energy industry. Truman inevitably won the re-election in 1948.


Date: 1940’s (?)
Location: New York
Subjects: Unknown
Notes: Date based on a search of Acropolis Studio / Georgakis / 590-9th Ave NYC



1950-1959




Date: June 1959
Location: Prospect Park, New York
Subjects: Deborah Spector (left), Daniel Spector (center left), Norma Spector (center right), Rachel Spector (right)
Notes: n/a

Date: 1950’s (?)
Location: New York
Subjects: [1] Deborah and Daniel Spector, [2] Harry Spector (center), [3] Harry Spector (right)
Notes: Harry Spector worked for a company that created science kits for children.





1960-1969






Date: 1960
Location: n/a
Subjects: Unknown
Notes: Public unrest surged after nearly a decade of discussions for a treaty to regulate nuclear weapons testing. President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev were close to a deal in the late 50’s but US-Soviet relations soured by an American U-2 spy plane that was shot down in Soviet airspace, the Congo Crisis and angry exchanges at the UN in 1960.


Date: October 1961
Location: New York
Subjects: Norma Spector
Notes: n/a




Date: April 1962
Location: New York
Subjects: Deborah Spector (right)
Notes: Easter


Date: May 1962
Location: New York
Subjects: Daniel Spector
Notes: n/a




Date: 1962
Location: New York
Subjects: Daniel Spector
Notes: n/a


Date: March 1964
Location: New York
Subjects: Norma Spector (next to the man with the stroller) Daniel Spector (front right of frame)
Notes: The War on Poverty is the unofficial name for legislation introduced by President Lyndon B. Johnson during his State of the Union address in January 1964. In March 1964, Johnson introduced the Office of Economic Opportunity and the Economic Opportunity Act during a special message to Congress. He'd hoped to help the underprivileged break the poverty cycle by helping them develop job skills, further their education and find work.





Date: June 1965
Location: New York
Subjects: Daniel Spector (right)
Notes: n/a


Date: June 1965
Location: New York
Subjects: [3] Catherine (middle) Norma Spector (right), [4] Harry Spector
Notes: Deborah Spector’s 11th Birthday in the backyard of the brownstone on Clermonth Ave.





Date: September 1965
Location: Las Vegas
Subjects: Unknown
Notes: n/a

Date: August 1966
Location: n/a
Subjects:
Unknown
Notes: n/a




Date: 1967
Location: New York
Subjects: Daniel Spector
Notes: Middle school graduation.


Date: January 1968
Location: New York
Subjects: [1] Rachel Spector, Daniel Spector, Deborah Spector; [2] Deborah Spector, Daniel Spector; [3] Daniel Spector; [4] Daniel Spector, Harry Spector; [5] Daniel Spector
Notes: n/a




Date: February 1968
Location: New York
Subjects: [5] Deborah Spector
Notes: n/a


Date: June 1969
Location: Unknown
Subjects: Unknown
Notes:
n/a





Date: July 1969
Location: Unknown
Subjects: Unknown
Notes: n/a


Date: September 1969
Location: New York
Subjects: Bagle the Beagle
Notes: n/a





Date: 1960’s (?)
Location: New York
Subjects: Norma Spector
Notes: n/a




1970-1979




Date: September 1970
Location: New York
Subjects: Norma Spector
Notes: Bird watching.

Date: December 1974
Location: Philadelphia
Subjects: [1] Angela Davis [2] Alex’s 1970’s lookalike (right) and Daniel Spector, [3-4] Angela Davis
Notes: Angela Davis addressing the Young Worker’s Liberation League.





Date: March 1974
Location: Syria
Subjects: Unknown
Notes: Scenes from a Palestinian camp named Jaramana in Syria. Inhabitants arrived to the camp from a village near Jerusalem in 1948 when they were exiled. The camp is still in existence as of November 2019.


Date: 1970’s (?)
Location: Unknown
Subjects: Unknown
Notes: n/a






Date: 1970’s (?)
Location: Unknown
Subjects: Ermelinda Flores (bottom left of frame)
Notes: n/a


Date: 1970’s (?)
Location: Unknown
Subjects: Daniel Spector
Notes: n/a






1980-1989




Date: 1980
Location: New York
Subjects: Angela Davis
Notes: Angela Davis ran for Vice President on the Communist Party ticket. Gus Hall was the presidential candidate.


Date: February 1986
Location: New York
Subjects: Ermelinda Flores and Daniel Spector
Notes: Ermelinda Flores and Daniel Spector getting married Valentine’s Day in 1986 at a courthouse in New York.






Date: April 1987
Location: New York
Subjects: Ermelinda Flores and Daniel Spector
Notes: n/a


Date: June 1987
Location: New York
Subjects: Rachel Delvalle (left), Gladys Gimenez (middle), Alix Delvalle (right)
Notes: The backyard of Norma and Harry Spector’s brownstone in Fort Green on Clermont Ave.





Date: 1988
Location: Unknown
Subjects: Johanna Flores, Fernando Flores, Laurie, Nelson, Sasidi Flores
Notes: Summer after July 4th at the beach.

Date: June 1988
Location: New York
Subjects: [2] Daniel Spector (left)
Notes: Block party at the brownstone on Clermont Ave to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 70th birthday.





Date: August 1989
Location: New York
Subjects: Gabriel Delvalle (left), Nia (right)
Notes: n/a


Date: August 1989
Location: Puerto Rico
Subjects: Ermelinda Flores (left), Cristina Rivera (right)
Notes: n/a





1990-1999




Date: April 1990
Location: New York
Subjects: Daniel Spector, Daniela Spector, Ermelinda Flores
Notes: n/a

Date: August 1990
Location: New York
Subjects: [1-2] Cristina Rivera, Ermelinda Flores, Daniela Spector, [2] Ermelinda Flores, Daniel Spector, Daniela Spector, [3] Harry and Daniela Spector
Notes: n/a





Date: June 1990
Location: New York
Subjects: Harry Spector, Carlos Mazariegos, Ermelinda Flores, Deborah Spector, Norma Spector, Loren Mazariegos, Daniela Spector (top to bottom) 
Notes: n/a

Date: September 1990
Location: New York
Subjects: Gabriel Delvalle, Alix Delvalle, Nia, Cristina Rivera, Daniela Spector, Deshanna Outlaw (bottom step)
Notes: n/a





Date: September 1990
Location: New York
Subjects: Ermelinda Flores and Daniela Spector
Notes: n/a


Date: Sepetmber 1991
Location: New York
Subjects: n/a
Notes: n/a




Date: August 1993
Location: New York
Subjects: [1] Cristina Rivera, Gabriel Delvalle, Alix Delvalle, Rachel Delvalle, Daniel Spector, Deborah Spector, [2] Carlos Mazariegos, Maggie Flores, Harry Spector, Pablo Delvalle.
Notes: n/a


Date: June 1993
Location: Islamorada, Florida
Subjects: Ermelinda Flores, Cristina Rivera, Daniela Spector
Notes: n/a





Date: June 1993
Location: Florida
Subjects: Ermelinda Flores
Notes: n/a


Date: September 1993
Location: Florida
Subjects: Daniela Spector, Cristina Rivera, Ermelinda Flores, Daniel Spector
Notes: n/a





Date: August 1994
Location: Miami Lakes, Florida
Subjects: Ermelinda Flores
Notes: n/a


Date: July 1996
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Subjects: Ermelinda Flores
Notes: n/a





Date: June 1996
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Subjects: Ermelinda Flores
Notes: n/a


Date: January 1988
Location: Cruise
Subjects: Ermelinda Flores
Notes: n/a




2000-2009




Date: September 2002
Location: Miami, Florida
Subjects: Daniel Spector, Anthony Rodriguez
Notes: n/a


Date: June 2004
Location: Miami, Florida
Subjects: Ermelinda Flores, Daniel Spector, Norma Spector, Deborah Spector
Notes: n/a





Unknown





Date: Unknown
Location: Florida
Subjects: Unknown
Notes: Ermelinda Flores colleagues from Camillus House


Date: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Subjects: Unknown
Notes: n/a





Date: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Subjects: Unknown
Notes: n/a


Date: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Subjects: Harry Spector (right)
Notes: n/a





Date: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Subjects: Unknown
Notes: n/a


Date: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Subjects: Daniel Spector
Notes: n/a





Date: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Subjects: Harry Spector
Notes: n/a  


Date: Unknown
Location: Puerto Rico
Subjects: Ermelinda Flores
Notes: n/a





Date: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Subjects: Unknown
Notes: n/a  


Date: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Subjects: Unknown
Notes: n/a  





Date: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Subjects: Ermelinda Flores
Notes: n/a  


Date: Unknown
Location: Miami, Florida
Subjects: Unknown
Notes: n/a  





Date: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Subjects: Norma Spector
Notes: n/a  


Date: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Subjects: Unknown
Notes: n/a  





Date: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Subjects: Unknown
Notes: n/a
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