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Guide to the Benjamin Weinberg Papers
1922-1981 (Bulk 1922-1940)
  MS 686

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Collection processed by Jan Hilley

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 03, 2022
Description is in English.

Container List

Series III: Photographs, 1932-1938, undated

Scope and Contents note

There are more than 240 photographs in this collection, along with 145 snapshot negatives. Most are not dated nor are the subjects identified. They are arranged by format and by any existing labels.

Box 2, Folder 1 contains eighteen portraits, from passport size to postcard size, mostly of Benjamin Weinberg. His wife's identification photograph is included as are several unidentified subjects. Folder 2 consists of six photographs of Weinberg on board a ship during his 1936 trip to Poland; Folder 3, three photographs identified as "1938 Trip to Europe." Of the many snapshots included, twenty were identified as relating to the 1936 trip, fifty-seven to the 1936 trip and family members. Throughout the 108 unlabeled snapshots, however, there are similar photos, indicating that the labels may be misleading.

Of the five formal group photographs contained in Box 2, Folder 8, three are identified in Hebrew, one in English. The one without date or identification appears to involve, among others, Benjamin Weinberg and Fiorello LaGuardia. One oversized group photograph is contained in Box 3.

There is one folder containing thirteen postcards (Box 2, Folder 9). Many are photographs of the Polish city of Krzemieniec (Weinberg was one of the directors of an organization called "N.Y. Relief Organization for the City of Krzemieniec Poland.") One postcard appears to be Weinberg's silhouette.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Photographs, Portraits
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Photographs, 1936 Trip to Poland
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Photographs, 1938 Trip to Europe
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Photographs, Snapshots, 1936 Trip
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Photographs, Snapshots, 1936 Trip and Family
1936, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Photographs, Snapshots, Unlabeled
1934, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Photographs, Snapshot Negatives
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Photographs, Formal Groups
1936-1937, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Photographs, Postcards
1932, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Photographs, Alienated Envelopes
Box: 3 Folder : unknown container Photographs, Formal Group, Oversized

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