Tuesday, March 21, 2023

I like a good 'lost and found' story. Do you know these people?

NJ.com - About a decade ago, a tenant was moving out of one of the units in a Newark building owned by Michael D’Agostino. His building superintendent was cleaning out the basement and found a couple’s wedding album from 1956 left behind in a bin. The album, filled with classic shots of the bride in a flowing white gown and her smiling new husband, did not belong to the departing tenant. So, D’Agostino said he brought the album to his house and undertook a “rudimentary internet search” to find the couple or their relatives.
But, the couple’s surname listed in the album - D’Angelo - was just too common among people with Italian-American heritages in New Jersey to track down the correct family.

Years passed and D’Agostino sold the building at 380 N. 11th St. last December. “In selling the building, I figured, ‘Hey, I have this (wedding) album,’” he told NJ Advance Media. “I should try to track them down.” He is hoping to reunite the then-newlyweds or their relatives with the long-lost keepsake.
(Click on the NJ.com byline for the full story and more pictures.)