Title:Harry Lenchner family papers and photographs, 1892-1980
Creator/Contributor:Lenchner, Harry., creator
Creator/Contributor:National Jewish Welfare Board
Creator/Contributor:United Service Organizations (U.S.)
Creator/Contributor:Western Jewish History Center, 178.
Creator/Contributor:Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1981.002.
Creator/Contributor:Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Creator/Contributor:Online Archive of California
The collection includes family history; marriage and naturalization certificates; World War II awards presented to Harry Lenchner
from the United Service Organizations and the National Jewish Welfare Board; a newspaper clipping; and three photographs,
one showing the Lenchner family camping in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park after the 1906 earthquake and fire and two of
Harry and Sadie Lenchner in the 1920s. According to Harry Lenchner, when the family posed for the 1906 photograph they symbolically
left an empty space for a young son (Herman) who had recently died.
Subject:n-us-ca -- n-cn-qu
Lenchner, Harry -- Archives
Lenchner, Levy -- Family
Lenchner, Toba Asna Kler -- Family
Lenchner, Sadie Zalkind
Death -- Symbolic aspects
Jews, Polish -- California -- San Francisco
Jews, Polish -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal
Jewish families -- California -- San Francisco
Photography of families
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 -- Photographs
World War, 1939-1945 -- Awards
Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Photographs
Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 178.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1981.002.
Lenchner family papers and photographs, BANC MSS 2010/531, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library,
University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
In 1892, Levy Lenchner, a gilder (mirror maker), and Toba Asna Kler were married. They had both left Russian Poland and relocated
to Montreal, Canada. By 1906, they and their children were in San Francisco. According to relatives, Levy Lenchner made distortion
mirrors for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. In 1925, son Harry Lenchner married Sadie Zalkind.
Materials in English.
BANC MSS 2010/531