The Carrie Plato Kahn Papers Collection includes 67 items ranging in date from 1887 to 1953. It is organized into five different
series: Photographs, Personal Papers, Business Papers, Correspondence, and Tourist Material.
Carrie Plato was born in California in 1872 to Jewish parents named Cecilia and Freeman Plato. The Plato family was from
the Alsace-Lorraine region of Europe and considered themselves French. In the 1870s they came to the United States and settled
in San Francisco, California. In 1887 Carrie's mother passed away at the age of 37. After Cecilia Plato's death, Carrie
and her younger siblings were raised by their mother's sister, Aunt Davis. Carrie had two younger sisters (Annie Gerty and
Selda) and one younger brother, (Arthur).
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