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Where in the World is Sam Silver?

Sam Silver was my grandfather’s brother, my great-uncle. Unless he is the oldest man in the world, in which case he probably would have been in the newspapers and I would know where he is, he is long deceased by

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Stavropol, Vienna, New York? A Photographic Mystery

I have two pictures of my great-grandparents, Mendel and Lena Silverman with my grandfather and his brother dressed in Russian Cossack outfits. These are not two different pictures; they are the same picture pasted on different card stock from different

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The Hundred Year Old Pony

Photography has been a vital element of family history since its earliest days.  We cherish the oldest photographs taken when photography was an art practiced by a knowledgeable few.  Now we live in an age where every moment of our

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Silvers in Philadelphia

  This is the final part of four of the story of my grandfather, Alexander Silver. Follow the links for Parts I, II, and III. My grandparents settled in Philadelphia by 1920. They lived first in the Strawberry Mansion section

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The Silvermans Come to America–Part III

This is the third part of a series about my grandfather, Alexander Silver.  You can read Parts I and II by following the links.   Alexander Silver married Pauline Bublick in November of 1896.  He was twenty years old and

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