Thursday, November 13, 2014

Estate Sale: Wallace Markfield

Here is the latest from my never-ending fascination with Estate Sales. Having been through this with my parents, it intrigues and concerns me what families leave behind.

 This was a man with TWO Typewriters.... a famous author perhaps? Playwright? Journalist?

Author!! I googled it. Here's the NYT Obituary:

Wallace Markfield, 75, Writer With a Humorous Sarcasm
Wallace Markfield, the author of ''To an Early Grave,'' ''Teitlebaum's Window'' and other satirical novels that earned him critical praise as a Brooklyn literary descendant of James Joyce, died last Friday at a hospital in Roslyn, N.Y. He was 75 and lived in Port Washington, N.Y. (click the link above to continue reading the New York Times article.)

Oh the irony...


 He and his wife, Anna, had one child, a daughter. I imagine she used this vintage Viewmaster on long car rides to lighthouse destinations....

Here is her baby seat. First one ever?? (Excellent condition)

This same child was later sent to sleepaway camp, with a trunk and a list:

She was probably around my age.... a busy little lady, doing her phonics, listening to WABC & WPLJ.

Sunday morning countdown with Casey Casem.

But she left behind this pic of (Her Dad?) for the Estate Sale.

Here he is on his Bar Mitzvah Day.

Here's his High School Diploma.
And his Junior High School Diploma.

They had the SAME Zenith black & white TV that we had at our house. I wonder if Wallace & Anna would scream down 3 flights of stairs for their daughter to come up and change the channel. (Not asking for any particular reason.)

I adored this print. (Didn't buy it though.)

1 comment:

Magpie said...

and no, i didn't know them. :)