In honor of National Quilting Day, I thought I'd post this patchwork quilt-like collection of Vasilev family photos taken in the San Francisco, between 1953 and 1957.
The original Seoul Sisters: Svetlana, Tatiana, and Lena Vasilev.
I believe these snapshots were taken in front 319 Masonic Avenue, right after the Vasilev family arrived in San Francisco. Before that, they lived in Seoul and Shinagawa, Tokyo. All these countries in such a short time. When I was their age, I'd lived in two California cities and changed schools maybe twice.
This is Stephany Mitrofanenko. You can read more about her here. These pictures were taken at 1831 Santiago Street in the Sunset District. Stephany lived in America for three years before passing away at the age of 80.
I think these garden photos were taken at 766 18th Avenue in San Francisco, California. These snapshots are noteworthy in that they showcase the Seoul Sisters holding a puppy, as opposed to a cat of some sort.
This is a rare portrait of the entire Vasilev Family together. The foxy dude on the left is Steve Oleg Sheveloff, my first cousin, once-removed. To the right is Lana Thomson aka Svetlana Vasilev. To her right is Steve's mother, Mary Sheveloff aka Mariya Alexandrovna Vasilev. Then you have Stephany Mitrofanenko, Natalie Vasilev aka Natalia Feodosievna Mitrofanenko, Lena Vasilev, and Tanya Sarsfield aka Tatiana Vasilev.
Happy National Quilting Day!