Vicente Antonio and Daughters, Hilda and JoAnn

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Vicente Antonio and Daughters, Hilda and JoAnn


Inscribed on the back of the photograph: "Dad, Hilda, JoAnn. 1956." Vicente and Fermina Antonio had three children: Vincent Junior (eldest), JoAnn, and Hilda (youngest). This photograph was taken when Vicente and his daughters went to the Philippines when his mother, Sabrina, passed away. Vincent, his son, stayed behind to tend to the family farm; it was tomato season. This trip was the first time that Vicente visited the Philippines since he left in the 1920s. He was from Laoag, Ilocos Norte. Vincent, his son, never met his grandmother Sabrina. He visited the Philippines for the first time in 1968 when he served in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee. He took his R&R in Manila and flew up to Lawag to meet his grandfather, Mariano Antonio. Vincent stayed for 5 days, while his grandfather showed him his farm land. The plots were by sand dunes, like in Oceano, California where his father had farmed.


Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines


September 1956


Vincent A. Antonio, Jr.


Black and white photograph


Still image




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