Benjamin Tzvi Glass

Benjamin Tzvi Glass was born in Mogilev-Podolsky, Venitsya, Ukraine.

Mogilev-Podolsky lies on the border with Moldova, along the Dniester River.

See on Google Maps here.

JewishGen has created a shtetl page with information and photographs, here.

This valuable information was discovered when I came across an old cameo on cardboard in my great-uncle Joe’s photographs.

A Russian friend in my Oxford college was kind enough to translate the photographer’s text:

Artistic Photography by G. Wasserman, ex-member of Paris National Academy. Mogilev-Podolsk. Agricultural and Commercial and Manufacturing. Negatives are stored to reprint orders. No. of the negative___year
Therefore, I was able to conclude that Aaron, Benjamin Tzvi’s son, whose draft card listed his place of birth as “Mogilev, Russia”, was born in Mogilev-Podolsky, Ukraine.

With the information I found at The Museum of Family History, this is a cameo that was likely printed in the 1870s-80s. (Though I haven’t found information to support this hunch, I am actually wondering if it wasn’t taken a bit later, considering the location of Mogilev-Podolsky.) As such, I assume that this is a picture of Aaron’s mother, Benjamin Tzvi’s wife, although there is a chance this could be a picture of Aaron’s sister, if he had one.

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