52 photographs : b&w (26 negatives) ; 18 x 12 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series consists of negatives and proofs produced by Sylvia Schwartz in her portrait studio. The images depict formal portraits of individuals to mark important lifecycle events. These events include bat mitzvahs, bar mitzvahs, graduations and weddings.
There are twenty-six portraits in total. They depict two children in their bat mitzvah robes, young adults in their graduation gowns, and brides in their wedding dresses both with and without their grooms.
Two of the graduation portraits feature Sylvia's family: one of Jewell Schwartz, her cousin, and one of Herbert Solway, her nephew. For the other indivduals featured in this series, either their full name or only their last name is known.