THE BRISS FAMILY PHOTO GALLERY


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1

The wedding of Hoda Briss and Israel Posvoletzky
17 Dec 1902, Birzai, Lithuania.
From the collection of Cynthia Reingold.

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2

Detail of the left side of the wedding picture.
Gentlemen, l to r:
Menasha Miller, Isaac Miller, Isaac Briss, Morris Briss.
Ladies, l to r:
Probably Ida Miller and Sarah Leah Miller; next two unknown.

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Detail of the middle of the wedding picture.
First woman on left, Tzippa Briss.
In front of Tzippa, Harry Briss, age 8.
Next to bride, Fannie Briss, age 10.

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Detail of the right of the wedding picture.
Chana Mere Miller, second woman to the right of the groom.
Annie Miller, girl in white dress in front of her mother.
Rose Briss, third from right.

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3

The wedding of David Mendel Bruss and Zelda Kavnat
Back row: Harry Fuch, Harry Miller, David Poswell, Jack Miller, George Kavnat, Jack Reingold, Nathan Reingold. (Boy standing higher not identified.)
Next row standing: Sam Sadur, unknown, unknown, Mrs Annie Miller, Edith Hotz, Una Miller, unknown, unknown, Mrs Seper, Mr Seper, Sadie Poswell, Semach Galloon, Charley Poswell.
Seated: Sonia Sadur, Mrs Sadur, Mr Sadur, Elia Briss, Riva Briss, Mendel Bruss, Zelda Kavnat, Mrs Kavnat, Mr Kavnat, Mrs Galloon, Mary Miller (unrelated to other Millers).
On floor: Manny Anziska, Elisa Anziska.
Identified by Jack Miller.

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The wedding of Sonia Briss to Samuel Sadur
16 Jun 1931, Cape Town, South Africa.
From the collection of Jack Miller.

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4

The last Bris family members in Lithuania in 1924:
Standing, l to r: Lazar Skaist, Zelda Glass, Yentel Skaist, Zundel Skaist, Label (Luis) Skaist, Sonia Briss.
Seated, l to r: Yitzchok Glass, Buna Ita Glass, Avram Notte Skaist, Elia Briss, Riva Briss.
Circa 1924, Ukmerge, Lithuania.
From the collection of Jules Miller.

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The Josset family of Johannesburg:
Standing, l to r: Gerald Hendler, Bennie Segal, Solly Josset, George Josset, Monty Wolpert.
Seated, l to r: Fay Hendler, Tilly Segal, Abraham Isaac Josset, Lottie Josset, Bella Josset, Janie Josset, Ray Wolpert.
Children, from left: Neil Hendler, Linton Segal (on lap), Jeffrey Segal, Aubrey Josset, Leonard Wolpert.
Identified by Clive Josset, Vikki Cohen, and Selwyn Josset.
Circa 1948, Johannesburg, South Africa.
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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5

The wedding of David Poswell and May Glass
2 June 1934, South Africa.
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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The wedding of Philip Briss and Beatrice Levine
Standing, l to r: Samuel Briss, Fannie Briss, Beatrice Levine, Philip Briss, Florence Briss.
Seated, left: Esther Briss. Seated, right: Ida Briss.
25 Aug 1940, Boston, Massachusetts.
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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The wedding of Jack Miller and Esther Lewis
18 Oct 1936, South Africa.
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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6

Rose and Isadore Annis
with their daughters Estelle "Ida" (at right) and Helen (on chair).
This child, their first daughter named Helen, died tragically when she was very young. Rose and Isadore later named another of their daughters Helen.
Circa 1915, Boston, Massachusetts.
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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Possibly a school picture.
Fannie Briss, standing, third from left.
Rose Briss, standing, second from right.
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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Rose Briss, Morris Briss, and Fannie Briss.
Circa 1909, probably New York City.
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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7

Annie Miller with her parents Chana Mere and Israel Hersh.
Circa 1908, Kvetkai, Lithuania,
presumably after her four older siblings had all emigrated.
From the collection of Cynthia Reingold.

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Ida and Max Annis and their oldest son Jack (front row),
with Fannie and Morris Briss and Sarah Miller.
New York City, 1909.
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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Annie Miller
probably between 1915 and 1920.
Photograph taken at Hoffman's Studio,
125 Leverett St., Boston, Massachusetts.
From the collection of Susan Oliver.

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8

Jehudah Menashe Briss and most of his children.
Girls, l to r: Fannie, Hoda, Rose, Tzippa.
Boys, l to r: Isaac, Harry, Morris.
Probably 1898, Birzai, Lithuania,
right before Menashe left for South Africa.
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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Jehudah Menashe Briss.
Wynberg, South Africa.
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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Jehudah Menashe Briss and his grandchildren in Wynberg:
Back row, l to r: Sadie Posvoletzky, Jack Miller, David Poswell, Willie Briss.
Front row, l to r: Annie Posvoletzky, Bertie Posvoletzky, JM Briss, Una Miller, Harry Miller.
Circa 1927, Wynberg, South Africa.
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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9

Samuel Briss
Circa 1915, Athol, Massachusetts
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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Siblings Samuel Briss and Mollie Wolk
Circa 1915, Athol, Massachusetts
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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Mollie Wolk
Circa 1920, Athol, Massachusetts
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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Row
10

Unknown
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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The Miller family, left to right:
Harry, Una, Annie, Isaac, and Jack.
Portrait taken in 1920
at Fargher Studio, Wynberg, South Africa.
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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Hoda Posvoletzky and her son David
Circa 1906, Birzai, Lithuania.
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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11

Anna Glass,
Rosh Hashana card made at Slutsky's Studio,
1917, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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L to r: Anna Glass, Morris and Stella Glass, and Israel Glass
Circa 1915, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
From the collection of Charles Zar.

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Harry and Anna Lerner and their son Jack
Circa 1922, Chester, Pennsylvania.
Photograph taken at Kolasinki Studio.
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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12

Phil Briss with his cousin Clara Glass (in front)
and Clara's cousins Edith and Ethel Glass.
Early 1930s, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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Left to right: Celia Glass, Clara Glass, Edith or possibly Jennie Glass, Sara Glass, Ethel Glass, and Mollie Wolk.
Late 20s/early 30s, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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Phil Briss with Mollie and Dave Wolk
Early 1930s, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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13

Left to right: Celia Glass, Hinda Sherman, Leah Sherman,
Myer and Sara Glass, Fannie Briss, and Mollie Wolk
1930s, Pennsylvania.
Digital scan made from film negative.
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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Buna Ita Glass with her daughter Anna's family.
Circa 1930, Pennsylvania.
From the collection of Charles Zar.

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14

Harry Briss
Circa 1915, Kimberley, South Africa
Picture taken at Middlebrook Studios.
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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Isaac and Masha Briss
Circa 1905
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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Morris Briss
Circa 1905, London, England
Picture taken at L. & J. Süss, Vienna Art Studio,
Whitechapel Road.
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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15

The shirtwaist (ladies' blouse) factory sweatshop
in which female Briss Family members worked after immigrating to the US.
Circa 1910, New York City.
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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16

Street view of David C. Wolk's cobbler shop.
Circa 1910, Athol, Massachusetts.
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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Interior of David C. Wolk's cobbler shop.
Circa 1910, Athol, Massachusetts.
From the collection of Joyce Rowland.

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