Solveig, som jeg har skrevet om her og her.
Det Roland skriver er spesielt artig for meg som driver med slektsforsking, det er faktisk litt historikk om hans oppvekst dette. Som liten var han modell for et mosaikkbilde som ble montert i en togstasjonshall i Ohio, i Cincinnati hvor han senere bosatte seg.
Jeg siterer deler av vedlegget han sendte med:
When Roland was a baby in 1932, his mother Solveig took him by subway from their Brooklyn, N.Y. home to a Greenwich Village studio for a 6-day stint as a model (for $4 a day). There he was sketched for a mural by a famous artist for a new train depot being built in Ohio.
bestående av 8000 glassbiter!
As an adult in the 1960s, Roland moved to Cincinnati for work and Solveig reminded him about his image inside the rotunda at Union Terminal Ñ which was nearing the end of its years as a passenger rail station. The rest is history. The once-doomed train station was saved from the wrecking ball by the people of Cincinnati. It has a new life as Cincinnati Museum Center and now houses collections & exhibits of three museums and an Omnimax theatre.
In 2008, the landmark Art Deco building’s 75th Anniversary was grandly celebrated. Roland was recognized for his special connection - and invited to take part in official celebrations.
Her ser du stasjonshallen hvor det store mosaikkbildet er.
Pilen viser hvor bildet med Roland er:
Skikkelig artig å få ta del i denne historien!