“La Familia Duca”

16 Feb

The Guy Duca photographs and ephemera (2001-10) document the life and family history of Italian-American hairdresser and entrepreneur, Gaetano “Guy” Duca (1936-1989). Duca was from Philadelphia but lived in San Francisco for 25 years before succumbing to AIDS. The family photos in his collection date back to at least 1919 and feature “La Familia Duca” (taken directly from the captions on the back of Guy’s photos) in Italy and Philadelphia. There are also lots of photographs from Guy Duca’s Navy days. Here are some of our favorite snapshots of Guy and his friends and family.


2 Responses to ““La Familia Duca””

  1. George de Stefano February 17, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    it’s “famiglia.” “Familia” is Spanish.

    • glbthsarchivesblog February 22, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

      Hi George – thanks for pointing that out. We understand it’s misspelled, we took the title from Guy Duca’s captions on the back of his photo. He had it spelled as “La Familia Duca” and we just kept to his spelling. We’ll edit the article to make it more clear. Thanks for reading!

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