Looking for a Lower East Side photo. #photographs

Bruce Drake

I occasionally post about this here in my never-ending quest to find a photo that includes somewhere the storefront of a restaurant that my grandfather, Samuel Drach (from Wojnilow) owned on 10 Delancey Street, between the Bowery and Chrystie, in the years between 1910-1920. (That building and its storefront are still there but now unsurprisingly is a craft whiskey bar). I have scoured every possible photo source and am posting here in case anyone has old family photographs that might have such a shot. The closest I have come is a 1940 NYC tax photo taken at a point when the storefront was a bird shop.
Obviously, answer privately.
Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Have you checked with the Museum of the City of New York?

Avivah R. Z. Pinski
near Philadelphia, USA

Researching: Zuchman in Sarnaki, Karczew, and Warsaw Poland
Rubinsztejn in Sarnaki, Poland
Reznik in Drohiczyn, Siemiatische, Poland
Sondak in Vitebsk, Belarus and Rehitza, Latvia

Avivah R. Z. Pinski ,  near Philadelphia, USA


If you use this URL And search for 10 Delancy Street You will get a 1940’s photo.
I hope it is useful to you.

I tried to attach the photo I found but can’t seem to find it.

Good luck,
Betsy Becker


Sherri Bobish


Try contacting AJHS

Ask about the JB Lightman collection of photos of The Lower East Side.


Sherri Bobish

Kathy Lorber

Also try Click on Digital Collections. You can put in the address in the search bar and any photographs of that location will come up. Good Luck.

Kathy Lorber
Montville, NJ

LORBER: Poughkeepsie, Bardejev, Slovakia
FELDMAN: Varjufalu/Stulany, Slovakia
LIVINGSTON/LEVENSTEIN: Chicago, Davenport Iowa, Lithuania
GOLDMAN/SZEYP: Davenport, Iowa, Mariampol, Lithuania
DAVIS: Chicago, Wales, UK
HERTZBERG: Chicago, Courland, Lithuania
GOLDBERG: Odessa, Ukraine


Have you checked with the Lower East Side Tenement Museum?  Another possible source is a book about the Lower East Side, but I don't know the name of it. Perhaps a librarian can help you find it.  I perused it in a friend's pied a terre in NYC over 30 years ago but failed to jot down its title. It had a lot of photographs from the early 1900s.  I think the term "lower east side" was in the title of the book. 
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

Robert Murowchick

Success! Here are the buildings at 8 and 10 Delancey Street in a photo taken in Dec. 1907, featuring the Guttman Coffee House and Delicatessen (see attached image, and detail). Perhaps this is your grandfather's restaurant, or perhaps his replaced the Guttman? This photo is from the New York Historical Society, which has a full set of 1907 Delancey St. images, building by building, from Dec. 1907 at

Bob M

Robert Murowchick    <robertmurowchick AT>
Needham, MA

Researching these family links:
MUROWCHICK/MURAWCHICK/MURAWCZYK etc (David-Gorodok, Belarus, New Jersey, Chicago)
KUNECK/KONIK/KYONIK (Kozhan-Gorodok, Belarus)
EPSTEIN/EPSTINE (Gavish/Gavieze, Liepaja, Latvia)
SEGAL/SIEGEL (Tilsit, Koenigsburg, Germany; Baltimore; Chicago)