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Guide to the Sorotick Family Photographs and Papers
 PR 349

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Joseph Ditta

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes 112 photographs Irving Sorotick sent home from Europe to his wife, Pearl, during his World War II U.S. Army service. Fifty-two of the images are dated, as is a letter (20 September 1944) he wrote on stationery printed with views of Parisian landmarks.

Marsha Sorotick's contributions to the collection include the JFK scrapbook she assembled in high school during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962, as well as the 22 November 1963 issue of the New York World-Telegram and the Sun announcing "PRESIDENT SHOT DEAD," plus five photographs taken at a traveling exhibition of JFK memorabilia.

Seven political campaign pins--ranging from 1960 ("Kennedy for President") to 1992 ("Elect Clinton | Gore")--round out the collection.


Items in this small collection are grouped by topic--World War II, John F. Kennedy, and political campaign pins--and organized chronologically.