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Re: Roy Macaluso - killed on Cathrine St. NYC 1930 (young boy)
Posted by: Maria Armada (ID *****9751) Date: October 09, 2009 at 21:02:09
In Reply to: Re: Roy Macaluso - killed on Cathrine St. NYC 1930 (young boy) by christina macaluso of 178

Oh, I'm so glad that Roy does have a family and people who still remember his short life. The picture really touched me and was the reason I took the trouble to post information on this on a forum I found Macalusos posting on.

Like I said, I don't know if you would care to view the photo but it appeared in the newspapers back in the day. It is not gory, just heartbreaking seeing the tiny feet under the blanket. I actually wondered if any family were aware of this photo, ever. Your poor, grieving grandmother may not have ever wanted to view it and grief being so fresh at the time no one may have wanted to keep a newstory about the event around.

You can view it here, complete with AP caption on back
http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-31555737347091_2063_9154331

From a photo archive clearing house website here:
http://www.sfx-archive.com/1939-new-york-city-milk-truck-kills-little-boy-dead-body-p1939.html

My condolences for the loss of your grandmother. It couldn't have been easier raising a large family in NYC during the depression. I thought there was a remote possibility that the mother may still be alive, but at the same time figured her advanced age would ensure she wouldn't be an internet surfer. I would never have wanted immediate family that close to come across this and rip the scab off old wounds. But I did feel it would be of great interest to relatives who had maybe only heard of Roy's loss but never seen anything about it. I know I would if I was in the same situation.



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