Guide to the Papers of Gombossy Family, Undated, 1913-1915

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American Jewish Historical Society

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Kristiana Weseloh as MS Word document, February 16, 2017. Finding aid was encoded by Kristiana Weseloh on February 16, 2017. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gombossy Family
Title: Gombossy Family Papers
Dates:Undated, 1913, 1915
Abstract: Studio portraits and a few snapshots of the Gombossy family.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 1 folder
Identification: P-1025
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Historical Note
Morris and Clara Gombossy

Morris and Clara Gombossy

The Gombossy family of Ohio consisted of Max Gombossy (1851/1853-1927) and his wife Fanny (1862-1948) both of whom emigrated from Hungary. Max emigrated in 1873 and Fanny in 1879. They had two children, Julius (1887-1971) and Morris (1885-1958). Julius married Gertrude and had three daughters Rosanne (1917), Celia later became Schenkel (1915) and Harriet (Taffy) later became Epstein (1921-2013). Morris married Clara and had one son, Raymond.

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Scope and Content Note

Consists of studio portraits and a few snapshots of the Gombossy family.

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The collection is arranged into one series.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Collections and Engagement of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011

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Related Material

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Gombossy Family Papers; P-1025; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Taffy Gombossy Epstein, 2012.

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Access Points

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

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Series I: Gombossy Family Papers, Undated, 1913, 1915

Box CB #2 (PHOTOS), Folders 1-1
Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

CB2 (PHOTOS)1Photograph—Two studio portraits of two women sitting in a car. Was originally encased in paper.undatedrequest_box
CB2 (PHOTOS)1Photograph—Small circular headshot of two women encased in cardboard.undatedrequest_box
CB2 (PHOTOS)1Photograph—Small circular headshot of woman encased in cardboard.undatedrequest_box
CB2 (PHOTOS)1Photograph—Painting-like picture of boy.undatedrequest_box
CB2 (PHOTOS)1Photograph—Five people (three men and two women) sitting outside a building. Glued on cardboard.undatedrequest_box
CB2 (PHOTOS)1Photograph—Man sitting on a porch reading a paper, back says “What do you think my doll?”undatedrequest_box
CB2 (PHOTOS)1Photograph—Old woman standing by a car.undatedrequest_box
CB2 (PHOTOS)1Photograph—Studio portrait of a young man. Glued on cardboard.undatedrequest_box
CB2 (PHOTOS)1Photograph—Gombossy, Morris and Clara. (two copies) Originally encased in cardboard sleeve.1913request_box
CB2 (PHOTOS)1Photograph—Studio headshot of man encased in cardboard sleeve. Writing on the back “Compliments of Julius Gold February 16, 1915.1915request_box
CB2 (PHOTOS)1Photograph—Studio portrait of woman standing behind chair, glued on cardboard.undatedrequest_box
CB2 (PHOTOS)1Photograph—Studio portrait of young man, glued on cardboard.undatedrequest_box
CB2 (PHOTOS)1Photograph—Studio portrait of man sitting at a table, glued on cardboard.undatedrequest_box
CB2 (PHOTOS)1Photograph—Studio headshot of man in suit, encased in cardboard and parchment paper. Cardboard has name of studio and says 352 Federal St., Youngstown and Andover.undatedrequest_box
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