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Sunday, December 11, 2011

A 1929 Naturalizer

This New Yorker applied for citizenship in 1929. Last name not so bad---the first?


  1. Levi Goldenstein __ The 3rd letter didn't come out just right so he corrected it by emphasizing with a capital V. The steel-tipped dip pens of the day often caught in the paper making a smudge (unless of course, it was a gold plated fountain pen tip!)

  2. Ge**i Goldenstein; obviously the 3rd and 4th letters will be "educated" guesses.
    I will suggest Gessi Goldenstein.

  3. I see the first name as "LEVI" the first letter could also be an "S" though