past faces

anna cohen

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park-view inn, ca 1909

I have only been to the Jersey Shore once, and far from being a place full of MTV-worthy personalities, it was sort of like a slice out of the past — or at least out of a summertime world very different from the one of my California childhood. It is unremarkable and normal for east … Continue reading

max and annie, 1904

My great-grandparents, like good Jews, got engaged on Christmas Day, 1904. I don’t know how long they knew each other before this event, but the story goes that Annie, my great-grandmother, was sitting on the porch of the relative she was visiting in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, when Max, my great-grandfather drove by. He caught a glimpse … Continue reading

anna, ca. 1905

the first time i heard about the cohen crazies was in 1998, sitting in my cousin cynthia’s living room in greenwich village. it was the first time i had met cynthia and her brother david, who was the one speaking of those cohen crazies. since then, the cohen crazies has become something almost mythical, seamlessly … Continue reading