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Albert N. Youngman photograph collection, circa 1923-1957

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Youngman, Albert N
Title
Albert N. Youngman photograph collection
Dates
circa 1923-1957 (inclusive)
1931-1934 (bulk)
Quantity
.06 cubic feet (1 folder)
7 photographic prints
Collection Number
PH0699
Summary
Photographs of Yiddish theater actors in New York with Albert Einstein, and Yiddish theater actors in Seattle in the 1920s-1930s
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by King County 4Culture.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Albert Youngman (1903-1991) was born in Poland. He attended the Warsaw Academy of Drama from 1916 to 1918 and participated in theatrical productions in Polish. It was after seeing a production of Dybbyk at a Jewish theater in Europe however, that he became interested in Yiddish productions. In early 1921, he moved to Seattle, learned English, and finished high school. He moved soon after to Los Angeles where he did some directing for a short time. He eventually moved back to Seattle and met his wife there in the late 1920s. In Seattle he directed a for-profit drama club called the Seattle Habima Players which operated between 1931 and 1941 and performed plays in Yiddish. He also was an active member and officer of the B'nai B'rith.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains photographs of the Seattle Habima Players and Jewish theater actors in New York. Albert Einstein is shown with the cast of the Yiddish play "Yoshe Kalb." There is one photograph of Albert Youngman with fellow B'nai B'rith officers.

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Container(s) Description Dates
item
1 Cast of Yiddish play "Yoshe Kalb" with Albert Einstein, New York City  
The photo was probably taken on the stage of the Second Avenue Theater. Einstein was in the audience that evening and came backstage after the play.
1934
2 Actor Maurice Schwartz in costume  
Schwartz staged "Yoshe Kalb" besides working variously as a performer, writer and director.
undated
3 Yiddish version of "King Lear" at the Temple Center, Seattle  
Left to right: Lou Russak, Ann Blechman, Mr. Blechman, Ben August, unknown, Mr. Kurin, Mary Rosenstein, Ms. Dolgoff, Al Youngman, 2 unknowns.
circa 1923-1924
4 Little Habima Players or First Habima Players  
Bushnell, Seattle (photographer)
Seated, left to right: Vera Wise, Solie Ringold, Al Youngman, Esther Walters; Standing, left to right: Lillie Mazen, Charles Jassen, Sylvia Perlman, Ruth Lowen, Barney Shain, Mildred Kettleman.
April 26, 1932
5 Second Seattle Habima Players  
Hartsook Studio, Seattle (photographer)
Seated, left to right: Sonia Wachtin Spier, Al Youngman, Jack Trotsky; Standing, left to right: violinist Milton Friedstadt, Sylvia Pearlman, Barney Shain, Mr. Eisdenstadt, Mary Brown Klatzker, Yetta Jaffe Shapiro.
circa 1933
6 Habima Players with orchestra  
Bushnell, Seattle (photographer)
Front row, left to right: Masin, unknown, Horowitz; 2nd row: Sylvia Pearlman (organizer of Habima Players), Irving Sternoff, Al Youngman, Barney Shain, Esther Walters, Mildred Kettleman; 3rd row: Milton Friedstadt, Julius Meyers, 5 unknowns, John Kerns.
circa 1931
7 B'nai B'rith officers and directors installation, Olympic Hotel, Seattle  
Heib, Seattle (photographer)
The Olympic Hotel is now known as the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.
Back row, left to right: Don Kapner, Jerry Goldman, Merle Cohn, Mel Oseran, Leonard Schroeter, Al Youngman, Dr. Louis Caplan, Morris Hanan, Herb Gottschalk, Irving C. Lewis, Harry Ash, Howard Michel, Leo Friedman; Front row: Leo Levin, Al Diamond, Solie Ringold, Joe Woolfe, unknown, P. Allen Rickles, Sam Holcenberg, Dr. Kiewe.
1957