Monday, February 2, 2015

Photo Number 1813

This is a Real Photo Postcard from Joan, the photos were headed for the garbage.
Joe Praska and wife Joans Postcard
Joe Praska & wife
Joe Praska and wife Joans Postcard back
Joe Praska and wife Joans Postcard
Perhaps someone can translate the back of the postcard…I think it may say Joe and my Mama
This photo was most likely taken sometime 1905 to 1910.
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Update from Lars:
"ja a moje mama" translates to "me and my mom" in several Slavic languages (Polish, Check, Serbian, ...).
Update from Iggy:
Praska is a "Bohemia" family (what was Czechoslovakia and now the Czech Republic and Slovakia).

5 comments:

  1. "ja a moje mama" translates to "me and my mom" in several Slavic languages (Polish, Check, Serbian, ...).

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  2. Praska is a "Bohemia" family (what was Czechoslovakia and now the Czech Republic and Slovakia).

    It's confusing - "me with mama" and Joe with wife... but... I think this is Joseph Praska, Sr, Find A Grave Memorial# 36838362 buried in Badger, Roseau County, MN. His wife was Elsie Marie nee Svir Praska and Find A Grave Memorial# 36838362. Their oldest son, Joseph Jr. died in the Phillipines during WWII. Both parents were dead by that time.

    And article about the son is here

    http://www.roseaucohistoricalsociety.org/Newspaper%20articles/newspaperarticles1.html

    There were 3 other sons too - there are Praska's still living in Badger, MN.


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  3. I wonder if they are first generation Americans.

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  4. I wonder if the label is the Bohemian equivalent of how some men here might refer to their wife as "mom." Granted, his wife is not his mom, but some people use it as a figure of speech, likely because that wife was mother to his children. Otherwise, I do have to admit: it's confusing to see that label...

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  5. There is a Joseph H Prastka Birth: Jul. 18, 1872
    Death: Aug. 15, 1915 Buried in Cedar Rapids Iowa at the Czeck National Cemetery

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