Photo essay: ID or Ego, Life of Herman (Hymie) Krieger
Biography of Herman (Hymie) Krieger
ID or Ego
Born Detroit, Michigan 1926
Father born in Austria 1888, came to America in 1912.
Mother born in Russia 1890, came to America in 1914.
I was named Chaim or Hyman by my parents but, the nurse wrote Herman on the birth registration
The Krieger family were together again in Detroit in December 1945.
My brother and I had returned from service in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
My sister had returned from working in an airplane factory in Los Angeles.
Attended the Army Air Corps, Photo School (while awaiting Pre Flight Training),
and then became an instructor at the school.
During the 1946 Golden Jubilee of the automobile in Detroit, working for the Press Picture Service, I photographed every antique auto on exhibit at
the Detroit Convention Hall.
"To Herman, who wasted a flash bulb on me", Harpo Marx, Detroit, 1946
I worked evenings for the photo concession at The Bowery, 1946-49
Bimbo's 365 and The Italian Village Night Clubs, San Francisco
Evenings I printed the photos taken at these night clubs, 1951-52
W.P. Fuller(Nason) Paint Co., So. San Francisco, 1951-53
My speciality was lacquers and air dry enamals for autos.
From Abacus to One Laptop per Second Childhood
Via Real-Time Systems, Military Computers, and IBM Mainframes
North American Aviation / Autonetics, Los Angeles and Anaheim 1956-59
Verdan was a general purpose computer and digital differential analyzer.
I wrote the factory checkout and assembly language programs for it.