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Object ID Number FPA 1002.1
Object Name Print, Photographic
Collection Sam Jaffe Collection
Image from circa 1924
to circa 1924
Description Sam Jaffe posing in a photo with his mother Ada Jaffe. Ada was a Yiddish actress from Odessa and her son Sam was born in 97 Orchard Street in 1891. He went on to become nominated for an Academy Award in 1951. This photograph was used to promote a theater performance titled "To Be or Not To Be". Pencil handwriting on the back of the print reads "Vaudville act "To Be or Not To Be" also included Joe E. Brown and Jimmy Cagney". Back stamped "Please Credit Packard Exchange N.Y."
People Jaffe, Sam
Jaffe, Ada
Subjects Alumni & Alumnae
Yiddish
Jewish
Immigrant
Copyright Museum holds non-exclusive rights over the images.
Photograph should be accompanied by the credit "Picture courtesy the collection of Nicholas Dembling."
Provenance Donor lent the prints to the museum for scanning. Donor plans to donate the prints to the LOC Sam Jaffe Collection.