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Croatians in America - photo collection by Vladimir Novak, part 3
By Prof.Dr. Darko Zubrinic | Published  08/27/2008 | Croatian Language , Sports , History | Unrated
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Vladimir Novak at the Mimara Gallery in Zagreb, where the exhibition of his photographs Croatians in America was organized in 2001.


Woodcarving by Luka Biondić, photography by Vladimir Novak

 
Ovaj Hrvatski nacionalni grb s trobojnom zastavom  dizajnirao je proslavljeni
hrvatsko-kanadski umjetnik Anton Cetin. Proizvodio se od 1970. godine u Los Angelesu, a prihvaćen je u iseljeništvu diljem svijeta.


This Croatian national coat of arms with the red-white-blue flag was designed by well-known
Croatian-Canadian artist Anton Cetin. From 1970's it was produced in Los Angeles and was adopted by Croatians all over the world.



Photography by Vladimir Novak

 
Prozor s objenim staklom iznad glavnog ulaza u Hrvatsku katoličku crkvu u Los Angelesu u Kaliforniji. Posvećena 9. studenog 1975.

Sveti Nikola Tavelić, prvi hrvatski svetac,  rođen je u Šibeniku u Hrvatskoj. Umro je
mučeničkom smrću u Jeruzalemu 14. studenog 1391. Kanonizirao ga je Papa Pavao VI. dne 21. lipnja 1970. u nazočnosti dvadeset tisuća hrvatskih hodočasnika.

Izvornu sliku svetog Nikole Tavelića izradila je hrvatska umjetnica Marija Miletić.


 
Stained glass window above the main entrance of St. Anthony's Croatian Catholic Church in Los Angles, California. Dedicated November 9th, 1975.

Saint Nikola Tavelić, the first Croatian Saint, was born in Šibenik, Croatia. He suffered a martyr's death in Jerusalem on November 14th, 1391. He was canonized by Pope Paul VI on June 21st, 1970, in the presence of over twenty thousand Croatian pilgrims.

The original painting of Saint Nikola Tavelić was made by a Croatian artist, Marija Miletić.




 
Znameniti hrvatski hrvač Marin Pleština stigao je u Sjedinjene Države u dobi od 17 godina 1905. iz Klisa pored Splita. Pridružio se Hrvatskom Sokolu u Chicagu i započeo s profesionalnim hrvanjem godine 1909. Hrvao je diljem Sjedinjenih Država pobijedivši poljskog hrvača Markovića pred 15000 gledatelja u Coloradu. Godine 1919. Pleštinin nadstojnik ponudio je cijenu od 25000 dolara svakome tko bi ga mogao pobijediti, ali se takav nije pojavio.

 
Famous Croatian wrestler Marin Pleština arrived in the United States at the age of 17 in 1905 from Klis near Split. He joined the Croatian Sokol (Falcon) organization in Chicago and started to wrestle professionaly in 1909. He wrestled all over the Unite States defeating the Polish wrestler Markovic before a crowd of 15,000 in Colorado. In 1919 Pleština's manager offered a prize of $25,000 to anyone who could beat him, but there were no takers.



 
Jedna od mnogih ilustracija u američkom tisku s početka XX. stoljeća koja prikazuje vrhunske hrvače u Sjedinjenim Državama koji čine sve da zaobiđu susret s hrvatskim hrvačem Marinom Pleštinom.

U to je vrijeme ozbiljno hrvanje bilo omiljen sport među etničkim grupama kao i domaćim Amerikancima. Hrvači su smatrani simbolima snage.

 
One of the many illustration in the American press from the beginning of the 20th century depicting top wrestlers in the United States doing their best to avoid meeting Croatian wrestler Marin Pleština.

At that time serious wrestling was popular sport with ethnic populations and with native Americans as well. Wrestlers were seen as symbols of power.




 
The New Orleans Slavonic tug-of-war tim iz 1892. je vjerojatno prva hrvatska atletska organizacija u Sjedinjenim Državama. Oni
jačaju mišiće vukući automobile i mreže i izvlačeći školjke iz delte Mississipija.

Sladali su norveške, njemačke, francuske, irske i američke timove na turnirima koji su se održavali u Washington Artillery Hallu u New Orleansu.

 
The New Orleans Slavonic tug-of-war team in 1892, probably the first Croatian atheltic organization in the United States. They built their muscles through activities such as pulling cars and nets and tonging oysters in the Mississipi Delta.

They overpowered Norwegian, German, French, Irish, Spanish, and American teams in tournaments held in the Washington Artillery Hall in New Orleans.




 
Bejzbol tim Hrvatskog atletskog kluba u Los Angelesu na Mornaričkom stadionu u San Pedru u Kaliforniji 1932. Najvažniji članovi i igrači su bili dr. Paul Arnerić, P. Franković, Matt Kapetanić, John Badovinac, Edo Pusić, Tom Guić, Matt Stanković, Marin Kristović, Nick Vusić i Matt Pendo.


The Los Angeles Croatian Atheltic Club baseball team at Navy Field in San Pedro, California in 1932. Players of the Club were Dr. Paul Arnerić, P. Franković, Matt Kapetanić, John Badovinac, Edo Pusich, Tom Guich, Matt Stankovich, Marin Kristovich, Nick Vusich, and Matt Pendo.

 



 
Hlad Manufacturing Company u Chicagu, početkom godine 1918. Rođen 1888. u Hrvatskom Zagorju (sjeverna Hrvatska), Ivan Hlad je izučio izradu instrumenata najprije u Zagrebu, a zatim u Grazu u Austriji. Godine 1912. emigrirao je u Chicago. Do 1917. uštedio je dovoljno novca da pokrene vlastitu tvornicu. Hlad je također organizirao i jednu tamburašku grupu u kojoj je bio voditelj, svirajući za piknike, svadbe itd.

Godine 1933. Hlad je na Svjetskom Sajmu u Chicagu izlagao komplet bogato ukrašenih instrumenata koje još uvijek rabi grupa Serenaders of Hammond u Indiani.

Tijekom života svirao je u više grupa i orkestara nego ikoji drugi pojedinac u Americi. Ivan Hlad je otišao u mirovinu 1967. i odselio u Phoenix, ali njegova obitelj ga nije slijedila.


The Hlad Manufacturing Company in Chicago, early 1918. Born in 1888 in the Hrvatsko Zagorje (North of Croatia), Ivan Hlad learned the instrument making trade first in Zagreb and then later in Graz, Austria. He migrated to Chicago in 1912. By 1917 he saved up enough money to start his own factory. Hlad also organized a tamburitza group and served as its leader playing for picnics, weddings etc.

In the year 1933 Hlad had on display at the World's Fair in Chicago a set of elaborately decorated farkas instruments which are still in use bz the Star Serenaders of Hammond, Indiana.

During his lifetime, he has served more groups and orchestras than ony other single individual in America. Ivan Hlad retired in 1967 and moved to Phoenix, but his family didn't give by.






 
Louis Hlad godine 1985. u njegovu Music Store u W. Chermak Road u Berwinu, Illinois.


Louis Hlad in 1985 in his Balkan Music Store on W. Chermak Road in Berwin, Illinois.

 

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Comments
  • Comment #1 (Posted by Janice Foy, Ph.D.)

    Hi Vladimir, it is your favorite 'cellist here from Los Angeles!! I have been enjoying your wonderful photographs which tell quite a story and history of Croatian immigrants in the US. Do you have any photos from the state of Montana, where I was born and where my second generation Croatian mother was born as well as my dad (French Canadian ancestry, from Quebec, but we won't hold that against him, hahah!) I would like to get in touch with you via email - what is your email? Please visit my website which has my last Croatian trip on it: http://www.bravo-la.com
    I hope I will be able to premiere Boris Papandopulo's solo 'cello piece he wrote for me in 1987 next summer. I would have premiered it sooner but the war kind of messed everything up. I would love to also do some concerts throughout Croatia - if you have any ideas, please let me know.

    Also, in what publication did you say you were going to mention me? Just curious. Did you know I finished my dissertation which you can buy through UMI in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I think it is 35. It is called, "The Croatian Sacred Musical Tradition: history, style and meaning", finished in 1990!

    Take care and sve najbolje, Dr. Foy
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by Marija Miletic Dail)

    Dragi Vlado, hvala sto si spomenuo moje ime u vezi sa vetrajom Sv. Nikole Tavelica. Takodjer, hvala na slici celicane u Pittsburghu, koju sam posjetila pred par godina, a zbog mog zanimanja o legendi Joe Magarca, ciji film kanim snimati - ako Bog da!
    Hvala i Tebi, Nenade, na ovom cijelom trudu, koji ulazes u ovaj "site"
    Samo dalje! Pozdrav od Marije
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by valette clark)

    I worked for Emil during high school and college. I have never known, since, a more dedicated, honest, politician than he was. I have had the misfortune in my life to see the reality of politics and ethics in the world and I can truly appreciate Emil more now than ever.
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by Laura Schneider Covacevich)

    Hello Vladimir: Im doing my family tree and my mother tells me about the Novak family. A cousin of my grandfather migrated to the US and she married a Novak who had a fishing company. Her last name was Kovacevic.
    Im writing from Argentina and all of my Kovacevic were from Stari Grad. My mom can´t remember her her name but she believed it was Mary or that she and Novak had 2 daughters: Mary and Louise. they lived in San Pedro California.
    Most of Maria Kovacevic sisters and brother migrated to Argentina as well, except her.
    do you think there is any relationship?

    Here is my family tree but I dont have very clear the Novak side: http://gw.geneanet.org/lauraruth
    Kovacevic also can be looked with a C, Covacevich.
    thank you very much!
    Laura
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by lovinac)

    I believe that the radio broadcaster which you present as Franjo MRSIC was in fact Franjo Masic who was assassinated in Chicago in the 80s?
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by Zvonimir Poviæ)

    Po¹tovani,
    Tragam za korijenima svoje obitelji,moguèe mi Vi mo¾ete pomoèi. Zainteresiran sam za porijeklo supruga V.V.Poviæ.
    Godinama se obraèam na razne adrese ali rezultata je malo. Unaprijed zahvaljujem
    Zvonimir Poviæ
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by Robert Petrusa)

    I am originally from the Joliet, Illinois area. I had relatives by the name of Novak. I believe their names were Tony and Mary Novak. Do you know of any connections to this family? Zivjle i nazdravjle!!
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by rosemarie plestina duesing)

    thank you for the picture of Marin Plestina he was my fathers cousin and Marin sponsored my father when my father came to the U.S. Marin also had a son who was a doctor. also two daughters. I would like to find some info. on my mothers brother His name was Tony Grassi He arrived in Chgo Aug 19, 1905 moved to Calif from Chgo. I have some info on him what I would like to know about is his son whos name is Peter or some of the sons decedents whom I would love to get in touch with.I belive Uncle Tony lived in Los Gotos had a ranch He died in 1947. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by Bob Badovinac)

    Thank you for the baseball photo. My Grandfather's brother is in the photo.
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by Anna Rozenich)

    The photo with the radio announcer is not properly identified. The late gentelman is Franjo Masic not Mrsic.
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by Stephen Trosley)

    My grandfather (Stipan Troselj) came to the U.S. in 1911. His youngest son, my father Joseph, belonged to a tamboritza group called the Royal Tamburitzans. He had a brac that has an engraving" Ivan Hlad, 1951, on the tuning machine plate. Dad learned most of his music from his mother, Maria Bebek. I'm just trying to find out whatever I can about this instrument, which is a masterpiece, and the family name and its journey from Croatia to the U.S.
     
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