Saturday, May 12, 2012

Remember Edna Aug?



The Lady with the Cherries. Here she is again and this time I know a little bit more about the actress. She was born in1878 in Cincinnati, Ohio and died at the age of 59 in 1938 in Willow, New York. Her father, Jake Aug, was responsible for reviving Coney Island. Not much I know, but some progress.

This post card was sent in 1904 so she was 26 at the time.

6 comments:

Kath said...

Is that her writing all over the photograph?

Anji said...

Kath: No, just the writing of whoever sent the postcard...if only...

Wallis said...

How interesting to find this. Edna was my great aunt
a Vaudville comedienne, who retired early.

Anji Knutsen said...

Wallis: Thank you for visiting. Did you see my other post on Edna:http://timeandoft.blogspot.fr/2011/04/edna-aug.html

You might be very interested to read the comments and meet a distant cousin.

Anonymous said...

I was hiking in the woods today and found the ruins of her stone house (where she dies) in Willow, NY. It is interesting to know a little more about her story. The circumstances surrounding her death are quire interesting.

Anji Knutsen said...

Anon; Thank you for commenting. What an interesting find. The end of her life was very sad, though now there are some of us who remember her. I hope that you saw my other post - happier days! http://timeandoft.blogspot.fr/2011/04/edna-aug.html