Tag Archives: Valeria Kende

Family • Photo Restoration • 20 • Kende • Generations

• My mother has been working on our family tree for over fifteen years.  At the moment she’s tracked our lineage down to the 17th century.  Much of the family tree has been posted online at www.geni.com, although many family members have indicated that they don’t want to be identified.  So a “private tree” also exists. Nevertheless, my mother has done an excellent job in collecting images, stories, and facts spanning over ten generations. This post takes the reader on a single branch of the family tree that have a direct ancestory to myself and my sister.

• I had the pleasure of restoring these images.  Some of them are over 160 years old.  According to Wikipedia, the oldest living photograph is from around the 1820’s.  If I make an educated guess, it likely took a couple of decades for my ancestors to have access to photography.  The earliest photo we have in our possession is dated around 1850. Anything earlier are paintings.

• Kende

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• Digital Photo Restoration

 6 minutes 9 seconds

1790 - Presov · Johann Samuel Steinhübel, 1755.Jul.8-1791.Sep.13, painting by János Rombauer)
1790 – Presov · Johann Samuel Steinhübel, 1755.Jul.8-1791.Sep.13, painting by János Rombauer)
1830 - Presov · Franz Ludwig Steinhübel (František Ľudovít, Lajos, 1799-1853)
1830 – Presov · Franz Ludwig Steinhübel (František Ľudovít, Lajos, 1799-1853)
1837 - Presov · Rozália Dubovszky (married Steinhübel, 1761-1834, painting by János Rombauer)
1837 – Presov · Rozália Dubovszky (married Steinhübel, 1761-1834, painting by János Rombauer)

 

 

 8 minutes 33 seconds

1850 - Presov · Franz Ludwig Steinhübel (1799.Oct.3-1853.Jan.26)
1850 – Prešov · Franz Ludwig Steinhübel (1799.Oct.3-1853.Jan.26)

 

 9 minutes 7 seconds

1853 - Presov · Rozália Dubovszky (married Steinhübel 1818-Mar.6-1883)
1853 – Prešov · Rozália Dubovszky (married Steinhübel 1818-Mar.6-1883)
1853 - Prešov · Rozália Dubovszky (married Steinhübel 1818-Mar.6-1883, portrait)
1853 – Prešov · Rozália Dubovszky (married Steinhübel 1818-Mar.6-1883, portrait)
1870 - Presov · Hermina Steinhübel (married Haltenberger, 1844.Oct.9-1926)
1870 – Prešov · Hermina Steinhübel (married Haltenberger, 1844.Oct.9-1926)

 8 minutes 33 seconds

1902 - Spišská Nová Ves · Malvin Haltenberger (married Tellery, 1887.Sep.13-1968.Sep.20)
1902 – Spišská Nová Ves · Malvin Haltenberger (married Tellery, 1887.Sep.13-1968.Sep.20)

• Postscript from Gabriel Dusil • At the time that I reconstructed this photo, I set a new record of 7 hours and 40 minutes, split across two days.  I thought that was a long stretch, until I tackled the Haltenberger Family photo below…

 

 16 minutes 44 seconds

1910 - Spišská Nová Ves · Haltenberger Family
1910 – Spišská Nová Ves · Haltenberger Family

• Standing • Adele Fussganger, her husband Rudolf Haltenberger Jr., Malvin Haltenberger, Gyula Tellery • Sitting • Litta Haltenberger, Rudolf Haltenberger, Hermine Steinhübel (married Haltenberger), Helianta Haltenberger (baby), Rudolf Haltenberger Sr., Aranka Haltenberger and Ilonka Haltenberger (Rudolf Jr.’s children)

• Postscript from Eva Dusil • 2014 December • This is a rare photo of the entire Haltenberger family from 1910.  Rudolf Haltenberger was the brother of my grandmother Malvin Haltenberger (married Tellery). Rudolf Jr. relocated the family textile business to Budapest, Hungary in 1920, where it became a corporation. Rudi and his family emigrated to Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia in 1949 and died there in 1973. In the photo Malvin Haltenberger (married Tellery, my grandmother), is pregnant with my mother Valeria Tellery. My mother was born on the 9th of September 1910, so possibly this photo was taken sometime in the summer that year.  As a child I only knew Litta on the far left. My mom and I would sleep over at her apartment in Budapest, Hungary, on our journey to Keszthely to begin our summer holidays. Hermine Steinhübel (married: Haltenberger) & Rudolf Haltenberger were my great grandparents.

• Postscript from Gabriel Dusil • 2015 January • This restoration set a new record for me.  It took me 22 hours across four days to restore this photo. This was a big test of endurance and patience. But I was up to the challenge after having already restored 190 photos by this time. One main issue in restoration is to recognize the “photo” below the layer of scratches and other damage, so that it can be restored properly. This is especially problematic around subtle shadows and folds in clothing.  I recorded the entire restoration process, which can be viewed in the video above the photo. Don’t be alarmed – The video has been increased to 80 times that of real-time, so it’s only sixteen minutes.  Sit back and enjoy the background music!

 1 minutes 12 seconds

1923 - Spišská Nová Ves · Gyula & Valeria Tellery (Gyula - 1879.Aug.16 - 1932.Jan.19, restored)

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Adele Fussganger, Aranka Haltenberger, Attila Kende, Csaba Kende, Eva Kendeova, Franz Ludwig Steinhübel, Gyula Teller, Haltenberger, Helianta Haltenberger, Hermina Haltenberger, Hermina Steinhübel, Hermine Steinhübel, Ilonka Haltenberger, Litta Haltenberger, Malvin Haltenberger, Malvin Tellery, Rozália Dubovszky, Rozália Steinhübel, Rudi Haltenberger, Rudolf Haltenberger, Stefan Kende, Valeria Kende, Valeria Kendeova, Valeria Tellery


1923 - Spišská Nová Ves · Gyula & Valeria Tellery (Gyula - 1879.Aug.16 - 1932.Jan.19, premiere pro)

 

Family • Photo Restoration • 19 • Mamička • Veterinarian

• Introduction by Eva Dusil • Editing by Gabriel Dusil • 2014 November

• Our language course ended in June of 1970. By that time we had learned passable English in six month. I was then advised to take the Michigan test if I intended to apply for university to finish my veterinary studies. I wrote the test in August and submitted my application to the Ontario Veterinary College. When they invited me for an interview I was disappointed to hear their classes were full. In the mean time, the University of Guelph admissions department advised me to complete grade 13 English (the final year of high school at the time), and apply the following year.

• The following summer I was accepted into the University of Guelph.  I began my studies in September of 1971, and was admitted to their third year of a four year program. Meanwhile my husband found work in Brampton at a small animal veterinary clinic, so we decided to move there. It was a good clinic because they were constantly busy. Most of our education in Czechoslovakia was focused on large animals to serve the needs of the agricultural industry. In contrast, The only experience my husband had at the time was at the veterinary college in Košice where he was an assistant in a large animal department. Canada already had a large market of domesticated animals. So the Brampton clinic was a great opportunity for him to quickly how to quickly treat small animals.

• I graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in June of 1973. In many ways I fulfilled my dream, thanks to my husband. I also owe my heartfelt gratitude to my mother, Valeria Kende, who always believed in me. My mother could finally tell all her doubters that the sacrifices she made were worth it – Her daughter was a veterinarian.

Mamička

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Home - Signature, Gabriel Dusil ('12, shadow, teal, Gab)

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79.Jun - Burlington · Vaclav & Cezar Dusil (Aldershot Animal Hospital)
79.Jun – Burlington · Vaclav & Cezar Dusil (Aldershot Animal Hospital)
79.Jun - Burlington · Cezar & Eva Dusil (Aldershot Animal Hospital)
79.Jun – Burlington · Cezar & Eva Dusil (Aldershot Animal Hospital)
00 - Burlington · Eva Dusil (Veterinarian, Aldershot Animal Hospital, Komondor)
00 – Burlington · Eva Dusil (Veterinarian, Aldershot Animal Hospital, Komondor)
01 - Burlington · Eva Dusil (Veterinarian, Aldershot Animal Hospital, on the phone)
01 – Burlington · Eva Dusil (Veterinarian, Aldershot Animal Hospital, on the phone)
01 - Burlington · Eva Dusil (Veterinarian, Czech visitors, Aldershot Animal Hospital)
01 – Burlington · Eva Dusil (Veterinarian, Czech visitors, Aldershot Animal Hospital)
00 - Burlington · Eva Dusil (Veterinarian, (Aldershot Animal Hospital, examination)
00 – Burlington · Eva Dusil (Veterinarian, (Aldershot Animal Hospital, examination)

• Documents & Articles

80.Jun.27 - Burlington · Vaclav Dusil (Article, Burlington Spectator, Veterinarian Didn't Order Dogs Seized)
80.Jun.27 – Burlington · Vaclav Dusil (Article, Burlington Spectator, Veterinarian Didn’t Order Dogs Seized)

 

80.Jun.21 - Hamilton · Vaclav Dusil (Article, Globe and Mail, Ten Rescured Dogs Destroyed)
80.Jun.21 – Hamilton · Vaclav Dusil (Article, Globe and Mail, Ten Rescured Dogs Destroyed)

 

80.Jul.31 - Burlington · Vaclav Dusil (Article, Burlington Spectator, Order to Destroy Dogs Came From Top, Trial Told)
80.Jul.31 – Burlington · Vaclav Dusil (Article, Burlington Spectator, Order to Destroy Dogs Came From Top, Trial Told)

 

80.Aug.1 - Burlington · Vaclav Dusil (Article, Burlington Spectator, Dog Disease in Hamilton Spreading to Burlington)
80.Aug.1 – Burlington · Vaclav Dusil (Article, Burlington Spectator, Dog Disease in Hamilton Spreading to Burlington)