Wednesday, August 10, 2016

..................................... Torres guitar - La Guitarra de Torres .............


The girl of Julio Romero de Torres is looking mysterious to me, as is the Torres fretboard.
La niña de Julio Romero de Torres me mira misteriosamente. También es misterioso el diapasón de la guitarra de Torres.

1965:  Spanish stamp by Romero de Torres - Sella de Correos por Romero de Torres

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

New York Nostalgia 6 Andrés Vicente Tatay Tomás.


Andrés Vicente Tatay Tomás decided to find his luck in the USA and booked a steamer in Le Havre (Fr) for New York.
Andrés travelled under the name of his brother Vicente, he carried with himf $ 30,= , he was 1,69m in height and had brown hair and brown eyes. His first visit would have been to a friend Enrique Ervaz in Newark.
The Wall Street Crash + the Great Depression decreased the sales of guitars strongly and forced Andrés to relocate his family* to Valencia and make a new start there. Spain however had changed (and still was changing) strongly compared with the year he had left it.

The turbulent situations in Valencia towards 1936 (start of the Civil War) made him decide to make the journey back to New York again. Andrés’ family was brought “back home” on the freshly launched steamliner Normandie in 1935. On this trip Andrés travels under the name Vincente Tatay.

* Incl.:  Isabel Tatay Oller, Andrés Tatay, Victor Tatay 

First arrival in New York -
Primera llegada a Nueva York
Vapor - SS Rochambeau

Second arrival in New York -
Segunda llegada a Nueva York 
Vapor - SS Normandie

Information gathered from:
Archivo Telesforo Julve, Gabriel Tatay, January Williams, Andrés Tatay Blasco and the site of:

New York Nostalgia5: El Circulo Valenciano en la Nueva York de 1929


"El Circulo Valenciano" in New York published this bulletin-Almanaque in 1929 (being the year of the Wall Street Crash).
The full version can be downloaded. 
A. Vicente Tatay Tomás advertised on page 39 for guitarras, laúdes and bandurrias.

El Circulo Valenciano de la Nueva York publicó su boletín en 1929 (el mismo año del colapso del Bolso de Wall Street). 
Descargar la versión completa.  Anuncio de A. Vicente Tatay Tomás en la página 39 para guitarras, laúdes y bandurrias.

Info: Thanks to / Gracias a   Joaquín Ronda Perez !