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Catalog Number D314.07
Other Name Family Business, 1917
Object Name Photograph
Description (1917) "Dressmaking Establishment"

Anna and Adolph Ashkenazie, in front of their home at 541 MIfflin Street, Philadelphia, PA
On the overhead awning a partial bit of a sign of her dressmaking business can be seen.
Mr. Ashkenazie had an electrical store business.

FAMILY BACKGROUND:

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ASHKENAZI FAMILY
EARLY 20TH CENTURY
GIFT OF LYNNE BLOOM
2014

Anna (Alexander) and Adolph Ashkenazi were married in Montreal, Canada, in the late 1890s. they arrived in Philadelphia with their first born, Matthew, born in 1896, and then had two more sons. George, born in 1900, the father of Lynne Bloom, a long time volunteer in the TJ Museum office, and John, born in 1904.

Anna was a dressmaker who had her own business, sometimes employing other dressmakers. She continued working until her death at age 79, in 1953. Her husband, who died at age 54 in 1923, was a cigar maker and shop keeper, and, earlier in the late teens and early 20's, also had an electrical supply business. Both their eldest son and youngest son became professional electricians in Philadelphia. George practiced law until his death at 74 in 1974.

In 1943 Anna, her sons, their wives and children changed the family name to Ashe.
Date 1917
Dimensions H-2.875 W-4.625 inches
Collection Photographs
Accession number 1606
Cataloged by Koch, Alan
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
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