Marks Family Papers
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This collection consists of thirty-six photographs matted and labeled. The photographs are housed in a brown box labeled “Edith’s Roots – A Century of Photographs. Sol and Edith Nichtern 1981” The photographs are mostly studio portraits of Arthur Marks’ mother, Edith Jacobi and the Jacobi family. There are portraits of Edith Jacobi’s parents, Harold and Freda Moritz Jacobi, her grandparents Emile and Sarah Simon Jacobi, and her cousins.
- Marks, Arthur, III, 1935-2015 (Person)
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Arthur Marks III was the son of Arthur Marks and Edith Jacobi. Edith’s grandparents were Sarah Simon and Emile Jacobi. Sarah Simon Jacobi (SSJ) was born on August 16, 1857 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She married Emile Jacobi in New Orleans on January 8, 1879. SSJ and Emile had five children, all of them born in Montgomery, Alabama. Their fourth child, Harold Jacobi, was born on October 1, 1884. Harold Jacobi married Freda Moritz on November 9, 1910. Edith Jacobi was born in Montgomery, Alabama in 1913 and had two siblings, Alice (born 1912) and Harold (1920). The family eventually settled in New York City.
Edith Jacobi and Arthur Marks (deceased 1997) had four children, Andrew, Arthur III, Edith, and Alice. They divorced and she later married Sol Nichtern in 1968. Sol was a prominent psychiatrist and was the director of psychiatric services for the Jewish Child Care Association of New York from 1970-1985. Edith was a social worker and directed programs at Beth Israel hospital and founded the Grandmothers program at Beth Israel.
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This collection consists of thirty-six photographs matted and labeled. The photographs are mainly studio portraits of Arthur Marks’ mother, Edith Jacobi and her extended family. Edith Jacobi Nichtern (formerly Marks) was born to Harold Jacobi and Freda Moritz in 1913. They lived in Montgomery, Alabama, but eventually settled in New York City. Edith Jacobi married Arthur Marks Sr. (deceased 1997) and had four children, Andrew, Arthur III, Edith, and Alice. She later married Sol Nichtern in 1968.
The collection is arranged into one series as follows:
Located in AJHS New York, NY
Donated by Arthur Marks III, 1998.
- Guide to the Marks Family Papers, 1870-1920 P-1028
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