I’m posting the results of the poll about the mystery man. If you go to the link you can find the three choices for familial resemblance.
The funny thing is that while you were voting, I found a note that Charlotte had written years ago. She says she doesn’t know who the man is!
That means he couldn’t be Danny’s father because she knew him. It’s still possible that he could have been a relative in Italy, and Charlotte never made the connection.
So could he be related to the Goodstein (Anna, Rose, and Max) family in some way? It’s possible, but why would Charlotte have their photo? She was related through the Scheshkos, not the Goodsteins. But, of course, she DID have the photo of the Goodstein family which features Celia Goodstein (who became Celia Scheshko), so maybe . . . .
It’s likely we will never know.
But I do know that the following photo is Charlotte and Danny in 1946. Are they in front of the bar or behind it?
And this photo is Charlotte as a baby on horseback (ponyback?). She looks a bit like her first cousin Murray (the gardener’s dad) here.
Work is being done on the gardener’s mother’s family, but they are a tough genealogical nut to crack–and a huge family.