Die Sammlung von Eva Mayer

Eva Hambro (née Mayer) was born on 15 April 1873 in Schnaittach, Bavaria. She was the eldest daughter of Karoline (née Eisenfresser) and Meier Mayer and the fourth child.

In 1894, at age 19, Eva left Germany for the United States. Two of her older brothers, Jacob/Jake and Solomon/Sol were already in the States.

On 28 April 1899, Eva married Morris Hambro, who had been born December 1860 in England. They had three daughters: Miriam, b. 1899, Lisette, b. 1903, and Carolyn, b. 1911.

Lisette’s daughter has a collection of images of Eva’s family, and some wonderful photographs of the Mayer family in Themar. Some of the photos are taken in the 1920s before Meier Mayer died in 1926, while others are those taken when Eva took her youngest daughter, Carolyn, to Germany, in 1930.

Helen Sachs Heisler Collection