I was a working girl in Detroit in 1939. I was a freelance fashion designer making clothes for women in the more affluent Detroit suburbs, including wedding dresses, etc.
Through the work/study program at Antioch College, Polly took a summer job in 1939 at the Mt. Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. When she and I talked about doing something together the following summer, we decided to go work at the hotel again. Then, at the end of the summer when Polly would go back to school, I would have saved some money and would go to New York City to try and find work as a fashion designer in the big city.
The Staff Social Scene at Mt. Washington Hotel
The waitresses weren’t allowed to date any of the hotel guests. If you did you were dismissed. But after 9:00 pm we could date each other. Continue reading
Finaly we arrived in the Big City to look for work…
Fritzie must have gone back to Detroit and continued to work as a fashion designer making clothes for women in the affluent Detroit area. Continue reading
In 1943 Fritzie got married.
The story goes, that this friend of the family who met Polly at Antioch college, Fred Pollak, asked each of the still single girls in the Politzer family to marry him. Continue reading
Learning from my mother…………
Fritzie in her Nurse’s Aid uniform…………
My Mom once told me that she had worked in a hospital for a while, I think during the war effort. Continue reading