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Object ID F_4_016
Object Name Print, Photographic
Title [Picking Blueberries on Kurkjian's Farm]
Studio Rose Studio
Description Children in overalls, picking blueberries on Krikor Kurkjian's farm on Cherry Valley Road near 206. From left to right: Henry Brehmeyer; Elizabeth Hetzer; Lena Brehmeyer Kurkjian; Dora Brehmeyer Ufert; and August Brehmeyer. Henry, Lena, Dora, and August were siblings; Elizabeth was their cousin.
Place Princeton, NJ
Print size 8" x 10"
Subjects People
Young adults
Berry pickers
People Kurkjian, Krikor
Brehmeyer, Henry
Hetzer, Elizabeth
Kurkjian, Lena Brehmeyer
Ufert, Dora Brehmeyer
Brehmeyer, August
Notes In pencil on back of photo:
6 ½ x 8 ½ #288 2341
*H4 - Brehmeyer family + Cousin Elizabeth c. 1898
Photo taken on Krikor Kurkjian's farm on Cherry Valley Rd. about a mile from Rte. 206
4 girls in overalls
blueberry picking w/ 1 boy
L to Right: Henry Brehmeyer; Elizabeth Hetzer (Mrs. Gus Hetzer of Brooklyn); Lena Brehmeyer Kurkjian (Mrs Krikor Kurkjian)' Dora Brehmeyer Kurkjian Ufert (Mrs. Hugo Ufert); August Brehmeyer. August, Dora, Lena + Henry were brothers + sisters; Elizabeth was their cousin.
Produce from Kurkjian farm at first taken to Rocky Hill and sold; later to a rented store, #2 Nassau St. in Princeton, which later became 1st Ford Motor Co. agency in Princeton owned + operated by Mr. Kurkjian.
Berry pickers identified in Town Topcs 1984 "Do You Remember Series" - for ID's see folder in front of file drawer.
Brehmeyers + cousin Elizabeth were Swiss immigrants; H. Ufert and G. Hetzer were German immigrants; K. Kurkjian was an Armenian immigrant. All came to Princeton from the Paterson area where they had been employed in the silk mills. All are aunts + uncles of Araxy Foster's, by marriage to her father's brother, Krikor Kurkjian.
Provenance Part of the Rose Studio Collection.