Photo Friday – August 2013

August 2

Installation of Officers, possibly Veritans Club, at the Casino De Charlz, Union Avenue, Totowa, N.J. on March 16, 1948.    Standing l-r:  Morty Fink, Jake Gitkin, Irv Glass, Arnold Feffer, Bernie Resnick and Irv Feffer...... Sitting in first row l-r:  Joe Rich, Morty Wolfson, Abe Yedwab, Saul Schwartz, Willie Fisher in profile and Gerson Glick with hands on chin.....Seated at table on the left are George Schwartz, Hank Stein and George Greenberg. Who is the exotic beauty nursing a beer on the back wall poster?

Installation of Officers, possibly Veritans Club, at the Casino De Charlz, Union Avenue, Totowa, N.J. on March 16, 1948. Standing l-r: Morty Fink, Jake Gitkin, Irv Glass, Arnold Feffer, Bernie Resnick and Irv Feffer…… Sitting in first row l-r: Joe Rich, Morty Wolfson, Abe Yedwab, Saul Schwartz, Willie Fisher in profile and Gerson Glick with hands on chin…..Seated at table on the left are George Schwartz, Hank Stein and George Greenberg. Who is the exotic beauty nursing a beer on the back wall poster?

Alvin Wiener, Stewart Cohen and Benjamin (Beansie) Stutchin pose happily for the camera in the 1940's alongside an old Packard jalopy.  Stewart Cohen paid the JHSNJ a visit early this year and donated this photo of his Uncle Beansie.

Alvin Wiener, Stewart Cohen and Benjamin (Beansie) Stutchin pose happily for the camera in the 1940’s alongside an old Packard jalopy. Stewart Cohen paid the JHSNJ a visit early this year and donated this photo of his Uncle Beansie.

Camp Veritans volunteer cooks.....Jeff(Sam) Rosenblum is third from right smoking his cigar while his wife Ruth holds on. To his left is Mrs. Staretz.  The date is unknown and all others are unidentified.

Camp Veritans volunteer cooks…..Jeff(Sam) Rosenblum is third from right smoking his cigar while his wife Ruth holds on. To his left is Mrs. Staretz. The date is unknown and all others are unidentified.

On June 4, 1938 Florence (Fyge) Weiss Friedman poses with the "Boy with the Boot" statue that adorned the original Barnert Hospital when it opened in 1916. Fyge is the mother of Robert Friedman, Richard Friedman and Anne Friedman Meyers. There is a storied history behind this statue as it represents Nathan Barnert's personal outlook i.e. "a humble young man struggling against the world but full of hope and ambition" which could well be the story of Nathan Barnert himself.  Over the years the weather badly degraded the statue. Conrad Corsini, a former member of the Hospital Center's Board of Trustees, commissioned a restoration of the statue in 1974.

On June 4, 1938 Florence (Fyge) Weiss Friedman poses with the “Boy with the Boot” statue that adorned the original Barnert Hospital when it opened in 1916. Fyge is the mother of Robert Friedman, Richard Friedman and Anne Friedman Meyers. There is a storied history behind this statue as it represents Nathan Barnert’s personal outlook i.e. “a humble young man struggling against the world but full of hope and ambition” which could well be the story of Nathan Barnert himself. Over the years the weather badly degraded the statue. Conrad Corsini, a former member of the Hospital Center’s Board of Trustees, commissioned a restoration of the statue in 1974.

MYSTERY BONUS #1:  This photo taken at the Brodkin Art Photogrpher on Temple Street, Paterson, N.J. is a mystery of us.  Who are they?    Are they sister and brother and what did they graduate from? What honors did they receive?  The date is also unknown.

MYSTERY BONUS #1: This photo taken at the Brodkin Art Photogrpher on Temple Street, Paterson, N.J. is a mystery of us. Who are they? Are they sister and brother and what did they graduate from? What honors did they receive? The date is also unknown.

This March 1956 Anniversary celebration at the Mayfair Farms Restaurant in West Orange is honoring the tenth anniversay of Frances and Sigmund Westerman...... seated l-r:  Jeanette Spira, Naomi Levin Jacoby, Bunny Baker Gabel, Sig Westerman, Frances Hochman Westerman, Kathy Thomson Polton and Edith Frank.....standing l-r:  Seymour Spira, Don Jacoby, Seymour Gebel, Justine Stave Gebel, Herbert Isaacs, Emile Gabel, Harold Polton, Elaine Thomson Solomon, Paul Solomon, Maryanne Isaacs, Harvey Krueger, Constance Alexander Krueger, Walter Drucker, Pearl Drucker, Harvey Frank and Diane Krakower.

This March 1956 Anniversary celebration at the Mayfair Farms Restaurant in West Orange is honoring the tenth anniversay of Frances and Sigmund Westerman…… seated l-r: Jeanette Spira, Naomi Levin Jacoby, Bunny Baker Gabel, Sig Westerman, Frances Hochman Westerman, Kathy Thomson Polton and Edith Frank…..standing l-r: Seymour Spira, Don Jacoby, Seymour Gebel, Justine Stave Gebel, Herbert Isaacs, Emile Gabel, Harold Polton, Elaine Thomson Solomon, Paul Solomon, Maryanne Isaacs, Harvey Krueger, Constance Alexander Krueger, Walter Drucker, Pearl Drucker, Harvey Frank and Diane Krakower.

August 9

City Hall Paterson N.J. in the aftermath of the devastating fire of 1903

City Hall Paterson N.J. in the aftermath of the devastating fire of 1903

Alpha Phi Pi conventions, 1944 Thanksgiving.....Standing l-r: ?., ?., Bob Zabelle and Janie Atkins.....driving the sled is Jerry Nathans and Rona Manell

Alpha Phi Pi conventions, 1944 Thanksgiving…..Standing l-r: ?., ?., Bob Zabelle and Janie Atkins…..driving the sled is Jerry Nathans and Rona Manell

"Hadassah Month" October 2, 1989.....l-r:  Renee Halperin, Helen Fleishmann, Mary Sarver and Flossie Dobrow,  then Mayor of Fair Lawn who is signing the proclamation temporarily renaming a street name in honor of the Hadassah organization

“Hadassah Month” October 2, 1989…..l-r: Renee Halperin, Helen Fleishmann, Mary Sarver and Flossie Dobrow, then Mayor of Fair Lawn who is signing the proclamation temporarily renaming a street name in honor of the Hadassah organization

Israel Mission from Jewish Federation of north Jersey - 1979.  Standing l-r:  Harold Chubinsky, Martin Rosenthal, Alvin Reisbaum, Molla Reisbaum, Susan Simon, Peter Simon, Dr. Arthur C. Lawrence, Barbara Moss, Philip Moss, Alan Mintz, Richard Kreiger and Macey H. Rosenthal.....seated: l-r:  Wendy Chubinsky, Pat Rosenthal, Stanley Handleman, Linda Handleman, Zeev Nathan (Guide), Lila Abrash Rosenthal, Evelyn Abrash Lawrence, Muriel Abrash Shapiro, Irwin Shapiro, Peggy Mintz and standing  Marlene Kreiger.

Israel Mission from Jewish Federation of north Jersey – 1979. Standing l-r: Harold Chubinsky, Martin Rosenthal, Alvin Reisbaum, Molla Reisbaum, Susan Simon, Peter Simon, Dr. Arthur C. Lawrence, Barbara Moss, Philip Moss, Alan Mintz, Richard Kreiger and Macey H. Rosenthal…..seated: l-r: Wendy Chubinsky, Pat Rosenthal, Stanley Handleman, Linda Handleman, Zeev Nathan (Guide), Lila Abrash Rosenthal, Evelyn Abrash Lawrence, Muriel Abrash Shapiro, Irwin Shapiro, Peggy Mintz and standing Marlene Kreiger.

MYSTERY BONUS #1: This beautiful unknown baby boy was found in the collection of Bill Dressler.  Little Mystery Man is getting ready for his big night out!

MYSTERY BONUS #1: This beautiful unknown baby boy was found in the collection of Bill Dressler. Little Mystery Man is getting ready for his big night out!

MYSTERY BONUS #2:  This well dressed couple is strolling the boardwalk.  Who are they and where are they?  This photo is also from the collection of Bill Dressler.

MYSTERY BONUS #2: This well dressed couple is strolling the boardwalk. Who are they and where are they? This photo is also from the collection of Bill Dressler.

August 16

Yavneh Academy, Paterson, N.J in 1955 - Susan Berkowitz and Renee Greene bookend the first row.  Back row -second from left is Barbara Steiker. The teacher is Mrs. Spierer.All the other students are unidentified.  Notice the row of boys in the upper right.

Yavneh Academy, Paterson, N.J in 1955 – Susan Berkowitz and Renee Greene bookend the first row. Back row -second from left is Barbara Steiker. The teacher is Mrs. Spierer.All the other students are unidentified. Notice the row of boys in the upper right.

Paterson bathing beauties at Asbury Park 1941 - l to r - Gay Kitay, Bernadine Jasper, Helene Hochberg, Rose Hampel

Paterson bathing beauties at Asbury Park 1941 – l to r – Gay Kitay, Bernadine Jasper, Helene Hochberg, Rose Hampel

Paterson Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower bypass Plymouth Rock and land in Coney Island instead. L -R Thomas Jasper; Sylvia?; and  Tom's grandfather, Louis Yudman

Paterson Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower bypass Plymouth Rock and land in Coney Island instead. L -R Thomas Jasper; Sylvia?; and Tom’s grandfather, Louis Yudman

l- r: The 1931 Confirmation of Ruth Kalish Cohen, mother of Arnold Cohen at the YM-YWHA, the second young confirmee is unknown. Both photos were taken at the J.Ackerman Studio located at 60 Bridge Street(corner of Hamilton Avenue), Paterson, NJ

l- r: The 1931 Confirmation of Ruth Kalish Cohen, mother of Arnold Cohen at the YM-YWHA, the second young confirmee is unknown. Both photos were taken at the J.Ackerman Studio located at 60 Bridge Street(corner of Hamilton Avenue), Paterson, NJ

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BONUS PHOTO #1: This 1931 black sedan advertising Dave Stern Tires looks like it had a bad day – check out all that left side damage and if we didn’t know better… the shot out windows

BONUS PHOTO #2:   Y" Boy Scout Troop 65 playing country store with Harold Douma who built the "store" and supplied the props.  He stands in the center with the straw hat, corn cob pipe and striped shirt.....among those in the photo with many gaps l-r:  Meyer Rosen, Leonard Zax, and at the very top with hat and moustache, Charles Douma.  Can you help us figure out who all these other disguised scouts are?

BONUS PHOTO #2: Y” Boy Scout Troop 65 playing country store with Harold Douma who built the “store” and supplied the props. He stands in the center with the straw hat, corn cob pipe and striped shirt…..among those in the photo with many gaps l-r: Meyer Rosen, Leonard Zax, and at the very top with hat and moustache, Charles Douma. Can you help us figure out who all these other disguised scouts are?

August 23

Howard Weiss adorns the middle of the second row in three quarter profile in this Yavneh photograph from the 1940's.  Do you see yourself in this photo?

Howard Weiss adorns the middle of the second row in three quarter profile in this Yavneh photograph from the 1940’s. Do you see yourself in this photo?

West Broadway, Paterson, N.J.  1930's

West Broadway, Paterson, N.J. 1930’s
Eastside High School, Paterson, N.J. , Kappa Alpha Tau Fraternity 50 year Reunion, 2004.....l-r:  Larry Seitzman, Michael Atkins, Paul Rowe, Stanley (Slipsey) Paris and Richie Rubinson.....location unknown.

Eastside High School, Paterson, N.J. , Kappa Alpha Tau Fraternity 50 year Reunion, 2004…..l-r: Larry Seitzman, Michael Atkins, Paul Rowe, Stanley (Slipsey) Paris and Richie Rubinson…..location unknown.

Isaac Levy (aka) Billy Watson, baby Bertha and Anna Watson. Who is Anna's milliner?

Isaac Levy (aka) Billy Watson, baby Bertha and Anna Watson.
Who is Anna’s milliner?

MYSTERY BONUS #2:  These happy-go-lucky mystery gals were found in a book at an Estate Sale in Fair Lawn, N.J. by our president last year. The photo is dated March 31, 2007.  Who are you?  Step forward and IDENTIFY yourselves!  We want to know who you are!

MYSTERY BONUS #1: These happy-go-lucky mystery gals were found in a book at an Estate Sale in Fair Lawn, N.J. by our president last year. The photo is dated March 31, 2007. Who are you? Step forward and IDENTIFY yourselves! We want to know who you are!

MYSTERY BONUS #2:    This circa 1950 photo of a lovely group of girls is a mystery to us.  Who are they and what are they celebrating?

MYSTERY BONUS #2: This circa 1950 photo of a lovely group of girls is a mystery to us. Who are they and what are they celebrating?

August 30

Lindy's International Club "Y", Paterson, N.J.  1930-31.....Everyone is unidentified.....please help!

Lindy’s International Club “Y”, Paterson, N.J. 1930-31…..Everyone is unidentified…..please help!

The Sultans, the Tenth Avenue, Paterson, N.J. "pick-up" softball team is shown here in 1948 in Sandy Hill Park.....Kneeling l-r:  Sammy Sern, Irwin Citrin, Marvin Fishman, Murray Freeman and Larry Delancy.....Standing l-r:  Robert Flitman, Howard Goldberg, Warren Greene, Lenny (Red) Cohen, Joel Schwartz, Jack Macanini and Stewart Cohen.

The Sultans, the Tenth Avenue, Paterson, N.J. “pick-up” softball team is shown here in 1948 in Sandy Hill Park…..Kneeling l-r: Sammy Sern, Irwin Citrin, Marvin Fishman, Murray Freeman and Larry Delancy…..Standing l-r: Robert Flitman, Howard Goldberg, Warren Greene, Lenny (Red) Cohen, Joel Schwartz, Jack Macanini and Stewart Cohen.
Top row l-r:  Nathan Koslow, Ida Koslow, Judith Koslow Shapiro and Harry Koslow.....seated in first row l-r:  Celia Koslow, Rose Koslow and Anna Koslow.....Sam Shapiro sits on a stool in front of his grandmother Rose.  This photo was found in the collection of the Isaac's family. The date is unknown.

Top row l-r: Nathan Koslow, Ida Koslow, Judith Koslow Shapiro and Harry Koslow…..seated in first row l-r: Celia Koslow, Rose Koslow and Anna Koslow…..Sam Shapiro sits on a stool in front of his grandmother Rose. This photo was found in the collection of the Isaac’s family. The date is unknown.

The unearthly glow of Patersonian Rosalyn Gordon makes her look like a marble sculpture.  This photo, taken in 1937, still leaves her a mystery to us .All we know about her is that she lived on Paterson's eastside. Does anyone know anything else about her?

The unearthly glow of Patersonian Rosalyn Gordon makes her look
like a marble sculpture. This photo, taken in 1937, still leaves her
a mystery to us .All we know about her is that she lived on Paterson’s Eastside. Does anyone know anything else about her?
BONUS PHOTO #1:  Paterson Mayer Mechanic in his goldminer's tent which is pitched at 20 Twelth Avenue, 1924

BONUS PHOTO #1: Paterson Mayer Mechanic in his goldminer’s tent which is pitched at 20 Twelth Avenue, 1924

BONUS PHOTO # 2:  School #9 first grade of Passaic in 1911-12.....the teacher is Miss Dibble....Ruth Einhorn (Nadell) is seated in the first row, second from left with the wisp of brown hair over her eye.  All the other children are unidentified.

BONUS PHOTO # 2: School #9 first grade of Passaic in 1911-12…..the teacher is Miss Dibble….Ruth Einhorn (Nadell) is seated in the first row, second from left with the wisp of brown hair over her eye. All the other children are unidentified.