Back Row on Porch (L-R): “Monte” Montague Korn holding Charles Korn, Marcus holding Sidney Graff, “Abe” Abraham Korn holding Anna Korn,
Leslie Greenwald holding Louis Korn
Ladies (L-R): Sara Parody Korn, “Mamie” Miriam Korn, Esther Korn Graff, “Rose” Rosa Korn, Judith Korn Greenwald
Dedicated to all present and future Korn Family members…..
To begin our journey, here is the “Famous” Korn Family Porch Photo. I use the word “Famous” because the photo is often the source of so many family discussions about the happy, smiling family on the porch that bright New Orleans day. Can you find the baby carriages and the bird cage?
The 1912 New Orleans City Directory has Abe, Judith, Marcus, Miriam, Montague, and Rose all listed at 3929 Perrier St. Here is a photo of 3929 Perrier St in New Orleans when the property was for sale several years ago. My friend, Ben Mathews, got the full photo from his real estate files. Ben said that it’s likely the second floor isn’t painted because the renters probably painted just the first floor.
To put a date on the photo….we know that Sidney Graff was born in July 1914. I think he looks about six months old in the Famous Porch Photo. So, if Sidney is about six months, the photo would be about early 1915, maybe even New Year’s Day 1915…more than 100 years ago. Special thanks to cousins Dale and Susan for helping me figure out who all the children are in the photo. Also, here is a later photo of Sidney with his grandfather, Rabbi Jacob Korn, the father of all of the Korn adults in the Famous Porch Photo.
There was a second (not as famous) photo taken that day. Max Graff is seen holding his son Sidney. Other babies have been passed around. Esther is fixing her hair. Mamie has gathered Louis and Charles, and neither look happy about it. My namesake Leslie has moved down by my grandmother Judith. (My father Emil was still about two years in the future.) And…it doesn’t seem that anybody was ready for the snap of the photo.
Standing on porch (L-R): Unknown, Marcus Korn
Standing below: (L-R): Max Graff holding Sidney Graff, Sara Parody Korn, “Abe” Abraham Korn holding Anna Korn, “Monte” Montague Korn
Sitting below: (L-R): Esther Korn, Louis Korn held by “Mamie” Miriam Korn, Charles Korn held by Miriam, Judith Korn Greenwald, Leslie Greenwald