Monday, November 11, 2019

When the 'Fifth Street Boys' came home

In honor of Veterans Day today... here's part of an EVG post from Nov. 10, 2010. EVG contributor James Maher shared these photos. His grandparents and mother were born and raised on Fifth Street between Avenue A and Avenue B.

Here's a celebration of the "Fifth Street Boys" returning home from World War II.

Per James on the photos below: "I spoke with my Aunt who tells me that the photo was taken around 1945 to celebrate the end of the war. I don't know exactly which building, but apparently my grandma and relatives had three apartments in the same building on 5th Street between Avenue A and B, which is where this photo was taken from. My grandmother and all of her sisters are most of the girls that are looking up at the camera in the second photo."


Gojira said...

Amazing. Thanks for sharing, Mr. Maher - and my gratitude and wishes for a Happy Veteran's Day to all who have served.

Anonymous said...

"Press Escape to go back"

I want to live in that NYC.

Anonymous said...

Yes..having a future with hopes and dreams was good back then.