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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
Children
Boys
Girls
Siblings
Sisters
Brothers
Young adults
Berries
Berry pickers
Fences
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.