Acrobat Group
Newark acrobat group, Adam Bieksha left. Photo in Newark, probably near the Passaic River.
Adam Bieksha
Adam Bieksha, of Newark, was part of this acrobat trio. This photo was taken in Newark probably near the Passaic River.
Alfredo Mattia wedding
Alfredo Mattia (1912 - 2002) was a son of Rizziere/Richard F. Mattia (1872 - 1961) and Filomena (AKA “Minnie”) Parisi Mattia (1876 - 1968). This is an undated portrait of his wedding to Geraldine Fiore (1916 - 2010). A print is in family archives.
Angelo M. Mattia and Joe Sileo
Angelo Maria Mattia (1889 - 1946) was the first born child of Petrino B. Mattia (1869 - 1953) and Gesummina (AKA “Jessie”) Ilaria Mattia (1870 - 1946). Angelo and his second wife, Effie Kellenberger Mattia (1892 - 1991) were very close friends with Angelo’s sister Olive Mattia Sileo (1906 - 1983) and her husband, Newark tailor, Guiseppe/Joe Sileo (1891 - 1976 , who was born in Italy. All were living in Newark, NJ when this snapshot was taken of Angelo and Joe on a group vacation in New York and New England. Snapshot is in family archives.
Angelo Maria Mattia
This is Angelo Maria Mattia (1889 - 1946) in 1902, in a portrait from the Mattia Brothers Studio. Their logo is visible; at this time, they were located on Orange Street.
Angelo Mattia at Essex County Insane Asylum
The man on the far right is Angelo Maria Mattia (1889 - 1946) and the setting is what was then called the Essex County Insane Asylum (later, Overbrook) in Cedar Grove, NJ. The calendar on the wall is from February, 1912 and was printed by the Mattia Printing Company (owned and operated by Angelo’s uncle, Rizziere/Richard F. Mattia 1972 - 1961).
Bamberger's Parade 1945
First Bamberger Parade since War: Nov 23, 1945.
Carlotta Mattia (nee Palmieri)
Carlotta Palmieri Mattia (1885 - 1923) was born in Leoni, Italy and came to Newark, NJ with her mother and two younger brothers in 1905. In 1907, she married Angelo Maria Mattia (1889 - 1946) and bore two sons, Peter B in 1909 and Homer T in 1914. Her untimely death was caused by a botched minor surgery. We believe this hand-tinted photograph was taken in the Mattia Brothers Studio in Newark, NJ. Original is in family archives; a print is at the Museum of the Old First Ward, in Newark, NJ.
Carlotta P. and Peter B. Mattia
Carlotta Palmieri Mattia (1885 - 1923) married Angelo Maria Mattia (1889 - 1946). Their first son was Peter Burnett Mattia (1909 - 1933). We believe this photograph was created on the occasion of Peter’s Baptism, and was taken by his grandfather, Newark photographer Petrino B. Mattia (1869 - 1953). Original is in family archives; a print is at the Museum of the Old First Ward, in Newark, NJ.
Carlotta Palmieri
Carlotta Palmieri (1885 - 1923) married Angelo Maria Mattia (1889 - 1946) in 1907, after emigrating to Newark from Leoni, Italy in 1905. This portrait was probably created in the Mattia Brothers Studio, around 1915. A hand tinted original is in the family.
Effie Mattia (nee Kellenberger) and friends
Effie Kellenberger Mattia (1892 - 1991) was the second wife of Angelo Maria Mattia (1889 - 1936) and stepmother to his two sons Peter B. and Homer T. In this photo in front of a popular Newark “watering hole” she is joking with her brother-in-law Edwin Strouse, who was the husband of Angelo’s sister Flora Mattia … and an unidentified woman. Original is in family archives; a print is at the Museum of the Old First Ward, in Newark, NJ.
Family in Newark
Likely Weequahic Park. L to R: (Front) Ruth Katzen Cohen, Sam Radin, Rachel Furst Radin, Elizabeth Furst Gordon, Nathan Gordon, (Front) Bea Katzen holding Ann Katzen Steinberger, Ben Cohen holding Arnold Cohen, Paul Cohen. Family lived in Newark, NJ at 57 Lillie St. and other addresses. Circa 1950.