JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Film of Rabbi's Funeral, NYC, 1917? #general


Sfingold
 

At a family reunion, I learned that the funeral
procession of my gggrandfather, Rabbi Abraham Eleazer
Alperstein, was filmed (funeral was in Manhattan and
the burial was at Mt Judah Cemetary in Brooklyn,
1917). Several different family members remember
their parents mentioning the filming.

Anyone know about the history of filming these types
of events in the early years of the 20th century?
Anyone know where I might look for the film just in
case it has survived? I'd love to track it down but
don't know where to start. Thanks for any help you
can provide!

Sharon Fingold
Researching: ALPERSTEIN, SCHNEIDER, SNYDER, EPSTEIN,
GURIN, GOLDEN, BENSUSSEN, CORDOVA, FINGOLD/FEINGOLD,
TARATOUT, FAIN/FINE

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