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Re: copying framed photographs #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Marilyn Feingold wrote on 23 aug 2006 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

I have a very old framed photograph (about 1900) covered by a curved
glass. My relative has agreed to let me copy it on the condition that
it not be removed >from its frame. Does anyone know how or who could
do this? I live in Atlanta, Georgia. Thanks for any and all
suggestions. Marilyn Feingold
Just take some digital pictures of it with the camera and the object in a
fixed position and different artficial lighting positions.

Then make a resulting gray scaled picture by pasting together the parts you
are happy with, using your preferred photo or drawing programme.

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


Re: copying framed photographs #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Marilyn Feingold" <mrl516@bellsouth.net> wrote:

I have a very old framed photograph (about 1900) covered by a curved
glass. My relative has agreed to let me copy it on the condition that it
not be removed >from its frame. Does anyone know how or who could do this?
I live in Atlanta, Georgia. Thanks for any and all suggestions. Marilyn
Feingold
I presume that if you go to a good photographer, they will be able to take a
photo of it for you.

At the UK National Archives, you can use a digital camera to take photos of
documents.

Obviously more skill would be needed for this photo - the photographer will
need to minimise the reflection >from the glass in front of the photo.

See this comprehensive webpage "Copying/Preserving Old Photos"
http://www.genealogyforum.rootsweb.com/gfaol/resource/PPArchivalPhoto.htm


--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany),
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim, Germany), KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany), LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Russia/Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?)
(Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Russia/Belarus)


Re: Photographing through curved glass #general

Mark and Tamara Shofron
 

Marilyn:

I would photograph the picture >from above with the
picture flat on the ground- no flash. Do this outside
in the mid morning or later in the afternoon, on the
north side of the house so that there is no direct
light on the subject. I have had good luck with this
technique. (I have had an acceptable photograph of my
great grandparents, taken this way, for decades. (I
also have the originals now as my aunt left them to me
when she passed away.)

Another technique to use if you have a camera that
accepts filters, is to use a polarizing filter. They
are inexpensive, allow you to photograph through glass
without glare (not only framed photographs, but
display cases or shop windows). In fact, many serious
photographers will leave their polorizing lens on
their camera all the time, to cut glare and to protect
the surface of their more expensive lenses.

Mark Shofron
Mesa Arizona


Re: copying framed photographs #general

David Kravitz
 

Marilyn Feingold asked:
I have a very old framed photograph (about 1900) covered by a curved glass.
My relative has agreed to let me copy it on the condition that it not be
removed >from its frame.
You need a camera, preferably digital so you can see the result immediately,
a tripod to put it on because you may need a long exposure and a polarizing
filter to cut out reflections >from the glass. You need to use the smallest
possible aperture (a large f number such as f/22) for the maximum depth of
field so that all parts of the curve are still in focus. This may mean a
long exposre, hence the tripod. I have done this many times. Oh! and good
luck.

David Kravitz
Netanya, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: copying framed photographs #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Marilyn Feingold wrote on 23 aug 2006 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

I have a very old framed photograph (about 1900) covered by a curved
glass. My relative has agreed to let me copy it on the condition that
it not be removed >from its frame. Does anyone know how or who could
do this? I live in Atlanta, Georgia. Thanks for any and all
suggestions. Marilyn Feingold
Just take some digital pictures of it with the camera and the object in a
fixed position and different artficial lighting positions.

Then make a resulting gray scaled picture by pasting together the parts you
are happy with, using your preferred photo or drawing programme.

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: copying framed photographs #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Marilyn Feingold" <mrl516@bellsouth.net> wrote:

I have a very old framed photograph (about 1900) covered by a curved
glass. My relative has agreed to let me copy it on the condition that it
not be removed >from its frame. Does anyone know how or who could do this?
I live in Atlanta, Georgia. Thanks for any and all suggestions. Marilyn
Feingold
I presume that if you go to a good photographer, they will be able to take a
photo of it for you.

At the UK National Archives, you can use a digital camera to take photos of
documents.

Obviously more skill would be needed for this photo - the photographer will
need to minimise the reflection >from the glass in front of the photo.

See this comprehensive webpage "Copying/Preserving Old Photos"
http://www.genealogyforum.rootsweb.com/gfaol/resource/PPArchivalPhoto.htm


--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany),
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim, Germany), KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany), LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Russia/Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?)
(Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Russia/Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Photographing through curved glass #general

Mark and Tamara Shofron
 

Marilyn:

I would photograph the picture >from above with the
picture flat on the ground- no flash. Do this outside
in the mid morning or later in the afternoon, on the
north side of the house so that there is no direct
light on the subject. I have had good luck with this
technique. (I have had an acceptable photograph of my
great grandparents, taken this way, for decades. (I
also have the originals now as my aunt left them to me
when she passed away.)

Another technique to use if you have a camera that
accepts filters, is to use a polarizing filter. They
are inexpensive, allow you to photograph through glass
without glare (not only framed photographs, but
display cases or shop windows). In fact, many serious
photographers will leave their polorizing lens on
their camera all the time, to cut glare and to protect
the surface of their more expensive lenses.

Mark Shofron
Mesa Arizona


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: copying framed photographs #general

David Kravitz
 

Marilyn Feingold asked:
I have a very old framed photograph (about 1900) covered by a curved glass.
My relative has agreed to let me copy it on the condition that it not be
removed >from its frame.
You need a camera, preferably digital so you can see the result immediately,
a tripod to put it on because you may need a long exposure and a polarizing
filter to cut out reflections >from the glass. You need to use the smallest
possible aperture (a large f number such as f/22) for the maximum depth of
field so that all parts of the curve are still in focus. This may mean a
long exposre, hence the tripod. I have done this many times. Oh! and good
luck.

David Kravitz
Netanya, Israel


Re: A Jew in Nablus/Shechem c1900 #general

tom klein <jewishgen@...>
 

The 1913 (pre-British Mandate) Jewish Encyclopedia article on "modern Hebron"
(available online at http://tinyurl.com/mle6k ), paints a completely different
picture.

According to the article, the Jewish community of Hebron had, at that time,
4 synagogues, 4 batei midrash, 3 yeshivot, and 5 talmud torahs, located both
inside and outside the "ghetto" (i.e. jewish quarter of the old city). and
of course, it was divided between Sephardic and Ashkenazic communities,
including separate chief rabbis.

it makes no mention of the place being "abandoned shortly after 1900".

....... Tom Klein, Toronto

MBernet@aol.com wrote:


==According to the Encyc.Jud., A Jewish community is mentioned in Nablus as
far back as 1522; its fortunes varied throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
It completely abandoned the city shortly after 1900.

==After World War I, Jews again tried to live there. The town suffered severe
damage in the 1927 earthquake and was largely destroyed. Nablus was a center
of Muslim fanaticism and the 1929 Arab riots ended the attempts of Jewish
settlers.

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Re: A Jew in Nablus/Shechem c1900 #general

tom klein <jewishgen@...>
 

The 1913 (pre-British Mandate) Jewish Encyclopedia article on "modern Hebron"
(available online at http://tinyurl.com/mle6k ), paints a completely different
picture.

According to the article, the Jewish community of Hebron had, at that time,
4 synagogues, 4 batei midrash, 3 yeshivot, and 5 talmud torahs, located both
inside and outside the "ghetto" (i.e. jewish quarter of the old city). and
of course, it was divided between Sephardic and Ashkenazic communities,
including separate chief rabbis.

it makes no mention of the place being "abandoned shortly after 1900".

....... Tom Klein, Toronto

MBernet@aol.com wrote:


==According to the Encyc.Jud., A Jewish community is mentioned in Nablus as
far back as 1522; its fortunes varied throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
It completely abandoned the city shortly after 1900.

==After World War I, Jews again tried to live there. The town suffered severe
damage in the 1927 earthquake and was largely destroyed. Nablus was a center
of Muslim fanaticism and the 1929 Arab riots ended the attempts of Jewish
settlers.

Michael Bernet, New York


IAJGS Conference in NY #austria-czech

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Just returned >from New York where I attended the IAJGS Conference.

My advise to all is that they make sure to attend future conferences
so they will be able to compare them with the next conference the New
York JGS hosts!!!

And to all JGS that will host future conferences: now you have a
perfect model to help you plan yours!

The Conference ran as smoothly as melted butter and as crisp as a
croissant. A veritable feast!!! Congratulations to all involved,
specially Linda Cantor, Hadassah Lipsius, Gloria Freund, and Roni Liebowitz.

Susana Leistner Bloch
Winnipeg, Canada


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech IAJGS Conference in NY #austria-czech

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Just returned >from New York where I attended the IAJGS Conference.

My advise to all is that they make sure to attend future conferences
so they will be able to compare them with the next conference the New
York JGS hosts!!!

And to all JGS that will host future conferences: now you have a
perfect model to help you plan yours!

The Conference ran as smoothly as melted butter and as crisp as a
croissant. A veritable feast!!! Congratulations to all involved,
specially Linda Cantor, Hadassah Lipsius, Gloria Freund, and Roni Liebowitz.

Susana Leistner Bloch
Winnipeg, Canada


JOWBR searches #austria-czech

Joyce Field
 

Celia Male asked why she cannot get the entire list of burials in
Harbin and Shanghai. The reason is that this is a searchable
database which does not permit the downloading of an entire
cemetery's contents to prevent "data mining." One must search by
surname on JOWBR and the search results will include all datafiles
where this surname occurs unless you limit the search geographically.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech JOWBR searches #austria-czech

Joyce Field
 

Celia Male asked why she cannot get the entire list of burials in
Harbin and Shanghai. The reason is that this is a searchable
database which does not permit the downloading of an entire
cemetery's contents to prevent "data mining." One must search by
surname on JOWBR and the search results will include all datafiles
where this surname occurs unless you limit the search geographically.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition


Re: Information on Requirements for Travel to S.A #southafrica

Arthur Goldstuck <arthurg@...>
 

A new law, noticed by me on the website of the Department of Home
Affairs, South Africa, mentions that former South Africans living abroad and
therefore travelling on a passport of their present country of residence,
now need a South African passport should they wish to enter South Africa.
The notification refers specifically to those who are still South African
citizens, but SA officials in Israel are implementing it incorrectly,
extending it to those who are South African born but not citizens any more.

Arthur Goldstuck


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: Information on Requirements for Travel to S.A #southafrica

Arthur Goldstuck <arthurg@...>
 

A new law, noticed by me on the website of the Department of Home
Affairs, South Africa, mentions that former South Africans living abroad and
therefore travelling on a passport of their present country of residence,
now need a South African passport should they wish to enter South Africa.
The notification refers specifically to those who are still South African
citizens, but SA officials in Israel are implementing it incorrectly,
extending it to those who are South African born but not citizens any more.

Arthur Goldstuck


Elsebeth Paikin's entry on Scandinavian Jews #scandinavia

ellieweld <ellieweld@...>
 

I want to thank Elsebeth Paikin for her reply to Marjo Karppanen's
query about Finnish Jews. It was extremely interesting and
enlightening for someone like me with some Swedish-Jewish connections.

Ellie Weld
Twickenham, Mddx, England
searching for :
ROSENZWEIG: Poland - Sweden - USA
ABELITSKI: Poland - Sweden
MEIJERS: Poland - Sweden


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Elsebeth Paikin's entry on Scandinavian Jews #scandinavia

ellieweld <ellieweld@...>
 

I want to thank Elsebeth Paikin for her reply to Marjo Karppanen's
query about Finnish Jews. It was extremely interesting and
enlightening for someone like me with some Swedish-Jewish connections.

Ellie Weld
Twickenham, Mddx, England
searching for :
ROSENZWEIG: Poland - Sweden - USA
ABELITSKI: Poland - Sweden
MEIJERS: Poland - Sweden


Re: Wolf Bloch #latvia

SVass@...
 

Time to repeat an old question.

FHL tape #1754962
SS Lithuania (30 November 1922 docked in New York)
KAROL, Jennie
KAROL, Pauline
father Iosel KAROL, Smiltene, Latvia
(note mother was Raza BLANKFELD, daughter of Leopold in
Riga who was born in Trishki, Lithuania) race Hebrew
occupation domestic
relative who paid for passage
RR Uncle Wolf BLOCH *
329 So 10th St.
Escanaba, Michigan

Does anyone know a Wolf BLOCH living in Michigan in 1922
who might be related to the Blankf(i)elds in some way?

Sam Vass, Kent, WA, USA
SVass@comcast.net


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Wolf Bloch #latvia

SVass@...
 

Time to repeat an old question.

FHL tape #1754962
SS Lithuania (30 November 1922 docked in New York)
KAROL, Jennie
KAROL, Pauline
father Iosel KAROL, Smiltene, Latvia
(note mother was Raza BLANKFELD, daughter of Leopold in
Riga who was born in Trishki, Lithuania) race Hebrew
occupation domestic
relative who paid for passage
RR Uncle Wolf BLOCH *
329 So 10th St.
Escanaba, Michigan

Does anyone know a Wolf BLOCH living in Michigan in 1922
who might be related to the Blankf(i)elds in some way?

Sam Vass, Kent, WA, USA
SVass@comcast.net