John and Josephine Baldizzi on the roof of 97 Orchard Street circa 1935. There parents, Adolfo and Rosaria, came to NY from Palermo, Italy in the 1920's - Adolfo coming through Ellis Island. They stayed at 97 Orchard until the residents were evicted in 1935.
Abraham and Annie Dubin with two of their children. The Dubins are recorded as living in 97 during the 1910 census, and had 11 people living in one apartment at that time. One of their sons, Louis, was born in the building in 1908.
Nathalie Gumpertz, who immigrated from Prussia and lived at 97 during the 1870's. Nathalie's husband, Julius, abandoned the family and Nathalie had him declared legally dead so that she could collect money from his estate in order to support her family.