JEWISH FAMILY Large Vintage Mounted Card Photograph BROOKLYN STUDIO 13"x10" with Painted Backdrop JUDAICA
Original 13.5" x 10" gelatin silver Mounted Card Photograph circa 1920 from GOLDENBERG'S PHOTO STUDIO, 954 Sutter Avenue, BROOKLYN, New York. With the photography studio's paper label pasted on rear.
A large multi generational Jewish mishpokhe gathered before a Seder table set with High Holiday Yom Tov candles, red wine, and Matzoh. The bearded rabbinical looking man at the center is wearing a white Tallit (prayer shawl) and kippah yarmulke (head covering). Two women are holding photographic portraits. Behind the family is a large elaborate hand painted photo backdrop.
Goldenberg Photography Studio was extant in the 1920s at this location in East New York (Brooklyn neighborhood). I
located a few cabinet cards (weddings, portraits, etc) bearing their imprint on ancestry sites that confirm the 1920s assignation. There is a later 1932 Brooklyn newspaper clipping listing a new photography business venture by Rebecca Goldenberg at 954 Sutter Ave, but nothing else related to her or her business until 1936 when her name and address were published in the Official Report for the Confidential Use of the Special Committee on Un-American Activities Names and Addresses of the Voters for the Communist Party Ticket in the 1936 General Election of the Boroughs of New York City.
A lost early 20th century Brooklyn neighborhood photography studio whose clientele were largely immigrants from Italy, and Jews from eastern Europe.
VERY GOOD Condition: photo has edgewear, small chips and closed tears to the edges, a 1" closed edge tear in the left margin affecting the shoulder area of the young girl at the far left, the card mount has edgewear/chips and a 1.5" x 7" piece of the left bottom corner is missing but the image in not affected, and the paper studio label affixed to the rear has a piece missing but is still legible, overall a clean, clear, bright, rare original photograph. Please see my photos.