New York Studio Hassidic Jewish Boy Photo Question

Discussion in 'Ephemera and Photographs' started by Lew Fisher, Feb 25, 2024.

  1. Lew Fisher

    Lew Fisher Well-Known Member

    Can you tell me if this young boy is a Hassidic Jew? Are the sidelocks and garments indicative of that? And what do you think might be the date of this portrait? Measures 8-3/4" by 5-3/4". Stamps on the right front margin are a crest and New York Studio. Any thoughts about this picture are welcome. Regards. DSCN6685.JPG DSCN6686.JPG DSCN6687.JPG DSCN6688.JPG
    Figtree3 and Any Jewelry like this.
  2. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    I think he just has Little Lord Fauntleroy curls.Id guess 1880-1900 give or take .
    Figtree3, Any Jewelry and smallaxe like this.
  3. Lew Fisher

    Lew Fisher Well-Known Member

    Very good. Thanks.
  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Agree. Ringlets, not payots.


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  5. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    A new word...always wondered what they were called. Thanks!
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  6. daveydempsey

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  7. Lew Fisher

    Lew Fisher Well-Known Member

    Thank you all for your consideration!
  8. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    I'm going to guess just slightly later, broad range of 1890-1910.

    @Lew Fisher , can you make out the studio name? I can't, from your photos.
    Some of that type are very hard to see. If you hold it at an angle to a light source, like the sun, a lamp, a flashlight, you may be able to make it out. It may be possible to figure out the dates the studio was in business.
  9. Lew Fisher

    Lew Fisher Well-Known Member

    It's simply called New York Studio. I know the photo of the mark is poor. Easy to see in real life though.
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  10. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    That would be extremely difficult to find! Well, it was an idea...
  11. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I had no luck. For the reasons one can imagine.

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  12. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    I tried for a little while, too.
  13. Sedona

    Sedona Well-Known Member

    Agreed, not payot, plus he doesn’t seem to be wearing any head covering, either. Just a boy with curls.

    Interesting Fleur de lis design on his shirt. I wonder if that’s some family or school design.
  14. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    He's got a hat on the table next to him
  15. Sedona

    Sedona Well-Known Member

    Yes, but he’s not wearing it. The point of wearing a head covering is to keep it on all of the time. Observant Jews didn’t and don’t take their head coverings off for photographs.

    I didn’t realize how popular the ringlets were back then.
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