Wilhelm Russ, photographer #galicia


David Scriven
 

Dear All,

"W Russ" was responsible for many photographs of family and scenery
in the Drohobycz/Boryslaw area. His first name was, I believe,
Wilhelm and I've seen him referred to as the 'Jewish photographer'
on some web-sites. Whether or not this is the case, it is claimed by
some members of my family that he is related to my great-grandfather
Dawid Russ, so I'm trying to find out something about him, in the
hope that it might give me some more info about the Russ family.

Polish Wikipedia has a short note about Wilhelm Russ:
Wilhelm Russ (ur. 1873 zm. 1934) - nestor fotografii polskiej,
wlasciciel zakladow fotograficznych w Drohobyczu, Boryslawiu i
Truskawcu. Ojciec krajoznawcy i fotografa Gustawa Russa. W czasie I
wojny swiatowej wykonywal zdjecia dokumentalne. W jego zakladach
fotograficznych nauke zawodu pobieral Michal Rossler-Moczulski,
pozniej znany mikrofotograf i makrofotograf naukowy.

which Google translates as:
William Russ (born 1873 - died. 1934) - senior Polish photography,
the owner of establishments photographs in Drohobych, Borysawiu and
Truskawcu. Krajoznawcy father and a photographer Gustav Russa.
During World War I, pursued pictures and documentaries. In its
vocational training establishments photographic fetch Michal
Rossler-Moczulski, later known mikrofotograf and makrofotograf
scientific.

OK, so computer translation isn't quite there yet! Does anybody
have any further information about Wilhelm Russ? - was he, in fact,
Jewish?

David Scriven

MODERATOR'S NOTE: See a sample of Wilhelm Russ's work (and a reference to him
as Jewish) on the bottom of this Drohobycz ShtetLinks page:
<http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/drohobycz/people/PeopleAlbum_Gartenberg.asp>

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