The Gurwitz Family
Abe, Reva, Fred and Anna
This little corner of cyber-space contains digital restorations of some old photographs and recordings found among Reva's effects. Most of it likely comes from her brother Fred who took a lot of pictures and made many audio recordings in the 1940s and 50s. He experimented with 3D photography and various methods of audio recording including home-cut LP records, 45s and 78s.The total collection is far too extensive to attempt to resurrect, but I have a deep interest in 3D photography, so I saved all of the 3D images I could find as well as all of the records. I've had all of the records converted into audio files that were not degraded too much, and I have had some of the best 3D images scanned. I then spent an enormous amount of time restoring the digital results and am sharing them here. Notice that Abe wasn't really in the photo above. I Photoshopped him in which is something they never would have dreamed possible back then.

If you have any information on missing names, dates or activities in the collections below, please send them to me.

Click the image to listen to the recordings
or click here to download all 110 MP3s
Vinal Family Recordings
Click the image to view the 3D Photos
3D photos