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Clued-In: Interpreting Real Photo Postcards from the Diaspora” and photo analyses by Ava Cohn with the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

Sunday, February 21, 2021 9 Adar 5781

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ava Cohn, “Sherlock Cohn, The Photo Genealogist,” is an internationally known expert on Jewish family photographs. She holds a degree from Brandeis University with coursework in decorative arts, art history and costume history at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Recognizing the need for accurate dating of Jewish photographs with specialized knowledge of immigrant and Eastern European culture and traditions, she devotes her work, almost exclusively, to Jewish family photographs from throughout the world. In addition to being a popular speaker and writer on photography and genealogy, Ava is also a collector of 19th and 20th century Jewish photographs.

Those who wish to submit a photograph for consideration must send it as an attachment in an email to by Jan. 20. In the email subject line, indicate “For Feb. 21 JGSI presentation.”

To register or for more information, click here or call (312) 666-0100.

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