Circa 1915 - 1941 Group of Photographs & Ephemera from a Jewish Woman Public School Teacher in New York City
(Americana - Women in Education - 20th Century - New York City - African Americana - Judaica)

New York, N.Y.: Not Published, 1910. F Group includes: Photography: C. 1915 6 " x 8 " grammar school class photograph with very large flag back-drop. Evidence of the gradually changing demographic in New York City as black migration took place from the south and whites left for the suburbs. Edges chipped, soiled; plate numbers at lower left; in good condition. Young Jewish man, standing portrait; 6" x 9" overall size; H.Smith 109 Second Avenue N.Y. backstamp, edges chipped a bit; in good condition. Group of well-dressed Jewish men in a meeting hall; some religious furnishings are visible, candelabra, lecturn, cabinet. Approx. 7 " x 9 " size; no photographer or studio identifiers. Group of (9) snapshots mounted on black paper album pages, a couple identified, of women at various locations, circa 1920s. A circa 1915 photo-both strips; one having 2 poses, the other four, of a young Bertha Levy. The larger strip with the back stamp of Tarr 164 W. 126th St. A real-photo postcard of a larger photograph group-shot of a group of young girls between infant and young teen ages, accompanied by 4 women. With the studio identifier of L.I. Harris The Pioneer Photographer of South Beach, S.I. A group of (9) loose snapshots and a trimmed real-photo postcard. One identified on back as "Grandstand B.H.P. Sept. 30 1914" and another as taken at Garnerville Labor Day 1913. Ephemera: (13) Individual Rating Report Principal's Report on Teacher's Service for Bertha Liebovitz Levy at P.S. 68 and P.S. 70 1925 - 1943. Approx. 5 " x 7 " size. A couple of typed letters signed by Morris Scherer, principal of P.S. 70, one regarding an award to be present to Ms. Levy, the other a letter of condolence upon Ms. Levy's death. With (6) handwritten letters 1921 - 1941 complimenting Ms. Levy's kindness & teaching skills and also a request for information for details on a mutual friend's life. Condition: Some of the photographs with edge-wear, creases, others very good. Paper ephemera with old fold lines, some ageing and wear. Overall, the group in good condition. Good Paperback (Item ID: 24458)


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