This is my father’s maternal grandparents, Mateo and Eleanora Capizzi (Bup–probably for Pop–and Nono). They came to the U.S. from Sicily, possibly in 1912. Mateo was a laborer, maybe at a steel mill (my dad doesn’t remember, but I may call my Grandma later to ask).
More pictures below.
And here he is with Joe, sometime in the 40s I’d assume. Later Joe worked at a machine shop, making parts for other machines. Lou (my dad) remembers that it smelled bad because it was near a slaughterhouse. Bup died in the early 50s.
He isn’t pictured, but my father tells me there was a brother named Sam, too, who was an executive at Pittsburgh Plate & Glass, which is my favorite buildings in Pittsburgh. He and his family lived in Cuba for a while. This makes a Sam on every branch of the family that I can claim we named Sammy after.
Apologies for the terrible scans. I don’t know who made them, but I’m happy to have even crappy versions of the pictures. More vintage photos here.