Portraits of Grandpa


Gonna be working on a portrait of Grandpa Oscar. Playing around with some art apps to get some ideas. I am having way too much fun with this.



Two imposing landmarks greeted my great grandparents upon their arrival in America

Lady Liberty & the Brooklyn Bridge


This is a chromolithograph copy of a painting by Andrew W. Melrose of New York Harbor and the Brooklyn Bridge originally printed by Raphael Tuck & Sons in 1887, the same year my great grandparents arrived at the immigration depot known as Castle Garden from Germany.

One of the iconic images of New York City that greeted my great grandparents upon their arrival was the Brooklyn Bridge, designed by a fellow countryman named Johann Röbling. The bridge is pictured in the distance.