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Fuñe Family, circa 1960s-2015 and undated

 Series 7

Leonardo Fuñe (b. 1922) was a photographer's mate in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1965 and then was a photographer for the United States. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from 1965-1979. In 1955 he married Filomena (1929-2005) who had been a dentist in the Philippines but worked as a central files supervisor at the USDA and was a member of the V.F.W. Vincente Lim Post #5471 Ladies Auxiliary. The couple raised their two children, Roy and Kay, in Glassmanor, Maryland (1).

This series includes photographs of the Fuñe Family. This series was donated by Kathryn Fuñe Palangdao on March 24, 2015. Many of the photographs depict the social life of the Filipino community in the Washington, D.C., area. The photographs include pictures from President Diosdado Macapagal's visit to Washington, D.C. in 1964, the Coronation Ball of Miss Philippine in 1966, and the St. Columbia Choir of Oxon Hill, Maryland. The following individuals are pictured in these photographs: Imelda Marcos, Hlariona Pinier, Lady Bird Johnson, Mrs. Estrada, President Diosdado Macapagal, Grace Pedery, Josefina Azarcon, Flora Azarco, Kay Fuñe, Leondardo Fuñe, Elizabeth Herrin, Fidel Gado Herrin, and Felix Piniera. This series is arranged with the physical photographs in their original order and the electronic records listed afterward, arranged alphabetically by title.

  1. (1) Rita M. Cacas and Juanita Tamayo Lott, Filipinos in Washington, D.C. (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2009), 86.


  • circa 1960s-2015 and undated

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