Respondent
Lasday, Harry
Interview Date
1983
Abstract
Harry Lasday owned a jewelry business in Braddock; born in 1902;
[T1S1] his birth in Homestead, PA, outside of Pittsburgh; father's dry goods store and service as president of the Homestead school board; atmosphere in parents' home; comparison between Homestead and Pittsburgh; recollections of adolescent years; residence in Braddock, PA, after his marriage; his jewelry business in Braddock during the late 1920s; travels; changes in neighborhoods in Pittsburgh; comparison of his upbringing versus that of his children; recollections of the circus in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh; recollections of life in Braddock; discussion of his jewelry store; his involvement with Braddock Lion's Club, the Braddock school board, housing in Braddock, the Salvation Army and the Red Cross;
[T1S2] Blank
[T2S3] father's political involvement; education, the University of Pittsburgh; names of his three brothers; parents' background; father's service as second president of Beth Shalom Synagogue; affiliation with Rodef Shalom Temple; parents' involvement with the Independent Order of Oddfellows; atmosphere in his parents' home; high school education; discussion of early education; early medical care; courtship and marriage; his wife's background; family vacations; effects of WWI and WWII on life in Braddock;
[T2S4] recollection of a carnival in Rankin, PA; his service as president of the Pennsylvania State Jeweller's Association; founder, Airport Lions Club; opening a jewelry business in 1952 at the Greater Pittsburgh Airport location; recollections of travelers who visited his airport jewelry store, including president Truman;
[T3S5] more discussion of his life in Braddock, PA; the Jewish community in Braddock; more discussion of his airport jewelry business and expansion of concessions at the airport; his service as president of an concessionaires association at the airport more recollections of customers in his store; attending a Lion's Club convention in Nice, France.
[T3S6] No abstract for this side.
Subjects
Braddock (Pa.); Business; Industries; Homestead (Pa.); City and town life; Jews--Social life and customs
Length (hours)
3
Interviewer1
Lasday, Linda
Interviewer2
Edelstein, Ruth
Indexer
Reynolds, Jacqueline
Collateral Materials
Box 103 FF 18
Identifier
ais196440.256
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh