Antoinetta Tartaglini, age18, 1949 New York Tartaglini family photo
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Antoinetta Tartaglini, age18, 1949 New York

This is a picture taken of Antionetta Tartaglini just after her arrival in the US from Sulmona. She was 18 at the time. When she first came off the boat, she was given flowers and a sash and a beautiful crown. She though, 'Wow, this is the way they great people here?' Turns out, everyone thought shewas Miss Italy. Needless to say, the real Miss Italy wasn't too pleased when she stepped off the boat to receive nothing. ... show more

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Kathy Pinna Wonderful story, Alexa! And she was beautiful enough to be Miss Italy - probably outshone Miss Italy on the boat! ; )
Reply posted Nov 12, 2012 7:35 pm
Photo taken at The Port at New York City, New York City, New York United States of America on
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