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Carl Mayer Mydans

Carl Mayer Mydans

Male 1907 - 2004  (97 years)    Has 4 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Gender Male 
    Born May 20, 1907  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Massachusetts Birth Index 1860-1970 of Carl Mayer Mydans
    Massachusetts Birth Index 1860-1970 of Carl Mayer Mydans
    Massachusetts Birth Records 1840-1915 of Carl Mayer Mydans
    Massachusetts Birth Records 1840-1915 of Carl Mayer Mydans
    1910 United States Federal Census 1910  116 Union Park Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1920 United States Federal Census 1920  216 Riverside Avenue, Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1930 United States Federal Census 1930  216 Riverside Avenue, Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Passport Application 1963  Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died Aug 16, 2004  Larchmont, Westchester County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Age 97 years 
    Buried Aft Aug 16, 2004  [7
    • Photojournalist. Born in Boston, he photographed 20th century events from the Great Depression to wars and politics and was a charter member of the Life magazine staff that pioneered magazine photojournalism. Through his photo essays at Life magazine in the 1930s he became famous for his war pictures of General Douglas MacArthur and stark images of migrant workers in the Great Depression. Joined Life magazine in 1936 as one of its first staff photographers. During World War II, he and his wife, Shelley Smith, became the first married photographer/reporter team to be assigned overseas by the magazine. Mydans recorded photographic images of life and death throughout Europe and Asia during World War II. In 1941, he and his wife were imprisoned for almost two years by the invading Japanese forces. He was then sent back to war in Europe for major battles in Italy and France. By 1945, he was again in the Philippines and covered MacArthur's landing, producing many of his most famous pictures. Some of the other memorable images Mydans captured in his career included: the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri in 1945; angry French citizens shaving the heads of women accused of sleeping with Germans during the occupation in 1944; a roomful of excited royal youngsters and their staid older relatives in 1954; and a 1950 portrait of Douglas MacArthur smoking a pipe. Known for his detailed diaries, he also authored a number of books. Died of heart failure at his home in Larchmont, New York.
    Carl Mydans (1907 - 2004) Find A Grave Memorial
    Carl Mydans (1907 - 2004) Find A Grave Memorial
    Siblings 1 Sibling 
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    Person ID I13159  MyMispoche
    Last Modified Nov 03, 2020 

    Father Ancestors David Joseph Mydans
              b. Aug 26, 1877, Shoumesk, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Sep 21, 1961, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Lillian "Leah" Tekulsky
              b. 1881, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1951  (Age 70 years) 
    Married Apr 10, 1904  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Massachusetts Marriage Records 1840-1915 of David Mydans and Lillian Tekulsky
    Massachusetts Marriage Records 1840-1915 of David Mydans and Lillian Tekulsky
    Massachusetts Marriage Index 1901-1955 and 1966-1970 of Lillian Tekulsky
    Massachusetts Marriage Index 1901-1955 and 1966-1970 of Lillian Tekulsky
    Family ID F4618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife ???? Smith 
    Last Modified Oct 27, 2020 
    Family ID F5221  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Carl Mayer Mydans

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  • Sources 
    1. [S818] Massachusetts, Birth Index, 1860-1970 (C)
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      Text:  Name: Carl Mayer Mydana Birth Date: 1907 Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Volume Number: 569 Page Number: 98 Index Volume Number: 77 Reference Number: F63.M362 v.77
    2. [S846] Massachusetts United States Birth Records 1840-1915 (C)
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      Text:  Name: Carl Mayer Mydans Gender: Male Birth Date: 20 May 1907 Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Father: David J Mydans Mother: Lillian Tekulsky
    3. [S214] Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 (C)
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      Text:  Name: Carl Mayer Mydans Gender: Male Marital status: Married Birth Date: 20 mai 1907 (20 May 1907) Birth Place: Mass USA Arrival Date: 1963 Arrival Place: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Father: David J Mydans Mother: Leah Mayer Traveling With Children: No FHL Film Number: 004916130
    4. [S849] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (C)
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      Text:  Name: Carl Mydans Gender: Male Birth Date: 20 May 1907 Death Date: 16 Aug 2004 Claim Date: 23 Feb 1972 SSN: 113076468
    5. [S579] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 (C)
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      Text:  Name: Carl Mydans Social Security Number: 113-07-6468 Birth Date: 20 May 1907 Issue Year: Before 1951 Issue State: New York Last Residence: 10538, Larchmont, Westchester, New York, USA Death Date: 16 Aug 2004
    6. [S528] U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2015 (C)
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      Text:  Name: Carl Mydans Gender: Male Death Age: 97 Marriage Date: 1938 Residence Place: New York Death Place: Larchmont, N.Y. Obituary Date: 19 Aug 2004 Obituary Place: Medford, Jackson, New York, USA Spouse: Shelley Smith Mydans Child: Seth Shelley
    7. [S806] Find a Grave (S|C)
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      Text:  Carl Mydans BIRTH 20 May 1907 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA DEATH 16 Aug 2004 (aged 97) Larchmont, Westchester County, New York, USA BURIAL Unknown MEMORIAL ID 9336151
    8. [S494] Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915 (C)
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      Text:  Name: David J Mydans Age: 26 Birth Year: abt 1878 Birth Place: Russia Marriage Date: 10 Apr 1904 Marriage Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Father: Israel Mydans Mother: Anna Ridker Spouse: Lillian Tekulsky
    9. [S494] Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915 (C)
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      Text:  Name: Lillian Tekulsky Age: 24 Birth Year: abt 1880 Birth Place: New York, New York Marriage Date: 10 Apr 1904 Marriage Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Father: Abraham Tekulsky Mother: Dora Hillel Spouse: David J Mydans
    10. [S821] Massachusetts, Marriage Index, 1901-1955 and 1966-1970 (C)
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      Text:  Name: Lillian Tekulsky Marriage Year: 1904 Marriage Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Index Volume Number: 56 Reference Number: F63.M36 v.56