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Kosher for Passover

Apr 19, 2011 5:01 PM | 1 comment

During the 1960s and 70s, amateur photographer Irving I. Herzberg spent his Sundays among the Hasidim of Williamsburg becoming a familiar and trusted figure in the community. While his interests were varied, ranging from subway scenes to the Coney Island boardwalk, Herzberg's Williamsburg photographs are among the most cherished in our collection, attracting ongoing interest among the descendants and friends of many of the subjects. To celebrate the season, here is a selection of Herzberg's Passover photographs. To see almost all the Herzbergs in the Brooklyn Collection, click here.

Kosher for Passover Silver Polish c. 1970

Kosher for Passover Cosmetics, c. 1970

[Two Hasidic boys looking out window] c. 1970

Backyards with clotheslines 1970

Rolling the matzo dough, c. 1970

Putting the matzos into the oven c. 1970

Hasidic boy sweeping steps c. 1970

[Burning of the leavened breads], 1965



6/30/2012 8:13:57 PM #

I searching for a Irving I Herzberg s/o Saul & Gertrude Herezberg living in the Brooklyn area.  I understand Irving's wife Helen is still living in the area.  Do you have any idea if this wonderful photographer was married to a Helen or his parents names were Saul & Gertrude.  Thank you