As a hobby I rescue old photos that have identification on them. I obtained four photos of a family who came to the US from Russia in the late 1800s. My goal is to send them to family or a serious researcher.
When I obtained these from the eBay auction I was disappointed that there wasn't writing on the back of them, as they had been described as "identified". I wrote to the seller and received a reply. After the reply, I did some research on the family and I believe I did validate the information given to me.
Two of the photos are family/children photos. The family photo of parents and three children match the 1910 census for Davis Lipchick,(Optician) wife Anna, children Mary, Meyer and Ester. In 1920 in Cattaraugus County, David Lipchick is an eye-sight specialist. They are Russian of Jewish heritage and Hebrew is the mother language.
The other two photos are, I'm assuming, the Optical shop.
One has a window display and the other shows Davis (same man as in the family photo) standing in the rooms-of probably his shop.
I would like to locate family to send these to. While I usually don't research the lines of the photos I rescue, I couldn't help but research this one.
Meyer Lipchick, registered for the WWI Draft. Both Meyer & his wife obtained Social Security numbers and died in the Buffalo, NY area. His wife's name was Violet.
Esther Lipchick, traveled and is listed as a US citizen on the ships logs, because her father became a citizen. There was an article printed on her tragic death when she fell out a courtroom window. I'm checking to see if I can obtain this from the person who auctioned the photos.
Daughter Mary Lipchick was married to Anthony Beres. Later Mary Beres was married to an William E. Miles. William Miles also wrote a published book in 1962 called The College Female. Later it looks as if he was director on a news station in Buffalo.
If you would like to obtain these items, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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