Guide to the Samuel G. Ziger Collectionca. 1900-ca.1950sMG 1574

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Access Points

Related Material

Administrative Information

Series Descriptions and Container List

Series 1: Samuel Ziger childhood and young adult photographs

Series 2: Cohen family photographs

Series 3: Samuel and Leah Ziger family photographs

Series 4: Assorted family related documents and memorabilia

Series 5: Original drawings by Samuel Ziger ca. 1900-1916

Guide to the Samuel G. Ziger Collectionca. 1900-ca.1950sMG 1574Inventory prepared by Paulette Singer.

Guide to the Samuel G. Ziger Collection
ca. 1900-ca.1950s

MG 1574



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Inventory prepared by Paulette Singer.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. January 2005. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Samuel G. Ziger
Title: Samuel G. Ziger Collection
Datesca. 1900-ca.1950s
Abstract: Consists mainly of photographs depicting Newark, N.J. based artist Samuel Ziger, wife Leah (Cohen) Ziger, and their children, Gertrude and Jerome Ziger, spanning the first half of the 20th century. Also included are original drawings and color sketches by Samuel G. Ziger.
Quantity: .66 linear feet + 1 oversize box
Collection Number: MG 1574

Biographical Note

Samuel George Ziger was born in Austria in 1891(?). He emigrated with his family in about 1896 and settled in Newark. His first known address was 125 Peshine Avenue and later lived at 39 Ridgewood Avenue. As a child he exhibited a remarkable natural talent in art. Throughout his youth he drew independently and made copies in numerous sketchbooks. In approximately 1907 he enrolled in the Newark Free Drawing School, located in Academy Street . He studied there for a number of years, eventually becoming a teacher in the same institution. In 1913 he married Leah Cohen, daughter of Newark Rabbi A.A. Cohen. Sam and Leah had 2 children: Gertrude Sarah born March 25, 1914, and Jerome A., born March 25, 1919. In 1940 the family moved to 251 Dorer Avenue, Hillside. Samuel Ziger worked most of his life for Aetna Photo and Engraving, NYC. He also illustrated medical and dental books, painted portraits, designed calendars, drew and painted landscapes in and around Newark. He died at home, at age 70, May 3, 1962.

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Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of Samuel Ziger and his family of origin, photographs of the family of his wife Leah (Cohen) Ziger and photographs of the family of Samuel and Leah Ziger, including their children, Gertrude and Jerome. Also included are a wedding invitiation, bar-mitzvah business card, entrance cards for a Hahne & Co. artistic contest, and photocopies of newspaper articles mentioning the artistic work of Samuel Ziger. There are also original drawings by Samuel Ziger, made while he was either a student or teacher at the Newark Free Drawing School.

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Arrangement

The papers are organized into five series:

Series 1: Samuel Ziger childhood and young adult photographs

Series 2: Cohen family photographs

Series 3: Samuel and Leah Ziger family photographs

Series 4: Assorted family related documents

Series 5: Original drawings by Samuel Ziger, ca. 1900-1916.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Cohen, A.A., Rabbi.
Ziger, Gertrude.
Ziger, Leah.
Ziger, Samuel G.
Subject Organizations:
Aetna Photo and Engraving (New York, N.Y.)
Newark Free Drawing School (Newark, N.J.)
Subject Topics:
Artists--New Jersey--Newark.
Jews--New Jersey--Newark.
Subject Places:
Newark (N.J.)
Document Types:
Drawings.
Invitations.
Menus.
Photographs.
Subject Occupations
Artists.

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Related Material

For materials related to topics documented in this collection, see:

Manuscript Group 1082, Jack C. Richer Papers.

Manuscript Group 1350, Solomon Foster (b. 1878) Papers.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1574, Samuel G. Ziger Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Donated by granddaughter Paulette F. Singer

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Series Descriptions and Container List

 

Series 1: Samuel Ziger childhood and young adult photographs

Scope and Content:

These photographs depict the childhood and young adult lives of Samuel Ziger, and his brother Albert (Al) Ziger and other family members, including sister Sally Ziger.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11#1. B&W photograph, Sam Ziger ca. 1905ca. 1905
11#2. B&W photograph, Sam Ziger at the wheel, brothers Abram Albert Ziger, left, known as Al or Albert, and Joseph, center.ca. 1908
11#3. Sepia tone photograph, Sam Ziger, verso stamped, S. Leiboff, 120 Springfield Ave.ca. 1908
11#4. B&W photograph, Samuel G. Ziger. In costume for Artists and Models Ball? ca. 1914
11#5. Sepia tone Post Card photograph, Ziger family back row l to r; Joseph, Pincus, Pearl, Samuel, middle row l to r; Anna, next two obscured, front row l to r; ?????? ca. 1914
11#6 Sepia tone photograph, Al Ziger, in high school "Letter" sweater ca. 1918
11#7. Joseph Ziger, brother of Samuel G. Ziger, and his children. ca. 1918
11#8. Sepia tone Post Card photograph, Al Ziger 1918
11#9. Sepia tone photograph, back row; Sally Ziger, youngest sister of Samuel G. Ziger and middle row, left; Gertrude Sarah Ziger, daughter. ca. 1919
11#10. Sepia tone photograph, Al Ziger, in uniform ca. 1919
11#11. B&W photograph, Al Ziger, possibly Bradley Beach ca. 1919
11#12. B&W photograph, Anna Ziger, younger sister of Samuel G. Ziger ca. 1920s
11#13. Sepia tone photograph, Samuel G. Zigerca. 1924

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Series 2: Cohen family photographs

Scope and Content:

These photographs depict the Cohen family, Leah Ziger's family of origin. Included is a photographs of Leah's parents Rabbi A.A. Cohen and Cerile Cohen, and Leah's sisters Mollie, Minnie and Fannie.

BoxFolderTitleDate
12#14. Sepia tone photograph, Samuel G. Zigerca. 1924
12#15. B&W photograph, Cohen sisters, left to right, Fannie, Minnie, Mollie, Leah ca. 1910
12#16. B&W photograph, graduating class Morton St. x School, June, 1910, Leah Cohen, 1st row, 3rd from left. ca. 1908
12#17. B&W Post Card photograph, Joseph Blumenfeld and Molly Blumenfeld, ne: Cohen, sister of Leah Leah Ziger, brother and sister-in-law of Samuel G. Ziger ca. 1914
12#18. Sepia tone photograph, Joseph Blumenfeld, brother-in-law, Samuel G. Ziger ca. 1914
12#19. Sepia tone Post Card photograph, children of Fanny B. Zemel (Mrs. Meyer Zemel) sister of Leah Ziger. Jewish New Year's card. Text in Hebrew on face "I lift up the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord." (ps.116,13) ca. 1914-1918
12#20. Photographic Jewish New Year's card, with sepia tone photograph, Rose???? Pensky and brother ca. 1918
12#21. B&W photograph, Rabbi A. A. Cohen, Newark, father of Leah Ziger, nee: Cohen.ca. 1920
12#22. Sepia tone photograph, Cerile Cohen, mother of Leah Ziger, nee: Cohen, Bradley Beach, NJ ca. 1923
12#23. Sepia tone Post Card photograph, Molly Blumenfeld, nee: Cohen, sister of Leah Ziger, and her sons.ca. 1924
12#24. B&W photograph, contemporary copy, in folder, formal portrait of Cohen family n.d.

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Series 3: Samuel and Leah Ziger family photographs

Scope and Content:

Includes photographs of Samuel and Leah's children Gertrude and Jerome as well as photos of Samuel and Leah in their later years.

BoxFolderTitleDate
13#25. B&W photograph, Leah & Sam Ziger verso stamped, The Unterman Studio, 120 Springfield Ave., Newark, N.J 1913
13#26. B&W Post Card photograph, wedding Samuel Ziger to Leah Cohen, Newark, June, 1913 Pencil notation, verso: Mrs. L. Ziger, 39 Ridgewood Ave. 1913
13#27. Sepia tone photograph, mounted, Gertrude Sarah Ziger, first child of Sam & Leah, age one year, born March 25, 1914 1915
13#28. Sepia tone photograph, mounted, Gertrude Sarah Ziger ca. 1917
13#29. Sepia tone photograph, Jerome A.Ziger, second child of Sam & Leah, born March 25, 1919. 1919
13#30. Sepia tone photograph, mounted, Gertrude Sarah Ziger, daughter Samuel G. Ziger ca. 1919
13#31. Sepia tone Post Card photograph, Jerome and Gertrude Ziger ca. 1922
13#32. B&W photograph, back row, l to r; Molly Blumenfeld, Cerile Cohen, Leah Ziger, middle row, left; Gertrude Ziger, front row, right; Jerome Ziger. Verso, in Leah Ziger's hand, "Bradley" dddd (Bradley Beach, NJ) ca. 1923
13#33. B&W photograph, Sam, Leah, Gertrude and Jerome Ziger, Bradley Beach, NJ ca. 1923
13#34. B&W photograph, top to bottom; Leah, Gertrude and Jerome Ziger ca. 1926
13#35. B&W photograph, l to r; Gertrude, Leah, Sam and Jerome Ziger ca. 1926
13#36. B&W photograph, Jerome Ziger. Used for cover of dinner menu, in honor of his Bar Mitzvah. Verso: Blue Bird Studio, 70 Market Street, Newark, NJ 1932 ca. 1922
13#37. B&W photograph, Jerome Ziger, dressed for his Bar Mitzvah 1932 1932
13#38. B&W photograph, Sam & Leah Ziger ca. 1930s
13#39. B&W photograph, Jerome Ziger, high school graduation ca. 11937930s
13#40. B&W photograph, Jerome Ziger, at family piano ca. 1937
13#41. B&W photograph, Gertrude Ziger, Verso: picturecredit, Bamberger's, Newark, NJ 1940
13#42. B&W photograph, Samuel G. Ziger and Gertrude Ziger, 39 Ridgewood Avenue?1940
13#43. B&W photograph, Samuel G. Ziger, at home 39 Ridgewood Avenue?1940
13#44. Sepia tone photograph, Leah Ziger ca. 1940s
13#45. B&W photograph, Samuel G. Ziger, left verso: Astrose Photographer, newspaper credit requested, S.G. Ziger ca. 1950s
13#46. B&W photograph, Dr. Robert Polashuk (sp?), Newark physician and Ziger family friend n.d.
13#47. Samuel Ziger at work (?)n.d.
13#48. Samuel and Leah Ziger in formal dress ca. 1950s
13#49. Samuel and Leah Ziger, with daughter Gertrude and other family members at an outdoor picnic ca. 1950s
13#50. Samuel and Leah Ziger with grandchild(?) at an outdoor picnicca. 1950s

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Series 4: Assorted family related documents and memorabilia

Scope and Content:

Includes a wedding invitation for the wedding of Samuel & Leah Ziger, a menu for the Bar-Mitzvah dinner of son Jerome Ziger, a business card, art contest entry cards, a copy of Samuel Ziger's death certificate and obituary, and copies of newspaper articles relating to the artwork of Samuel Ziger.

BoxFolderTitleDate
14#51. Newspaper fragment, The Sunday Call [?], June 18, 1905, illustrating prize winning drawing by Sam Ziger, to be sent to North American Turner Bund, Indianapolis (Note: drawing in museum collection, Assoc. W 2002.54.4 1905
14#52. Newspaper article, The Sunday Call, January 9, 1908, "Newark Drawing School Pupils in Competition for Pin Design. Honorable mention to Sam G. Ziger 1908
14#53. Newspaper page, The Sunday Call, January 31, 1909, "Work of Sketch Class at Sara Fawcett Free Drawing School." Illustrated: "From the Porch of the Ranch," and "Revery," by Samuel G. Ziger. (NOTE: drawings in museum collection, Assoc. W 2002.54.10 and W 2002.54.11 1909 1909
14#54. 2 orange registration receipts, #75 and #82, Hahne & Co.'s Contest, Oil and Water Color Paintings, Sept, 1909. Accompanying note, written by Leah Ziger to Gertrude Lasher, nee: Ziger, in early 1970s. (NOTE: painting of ship, woman and child in museum collection, Assoc W 2002.54.3 and drawing Assoc, W 2002.54.4)1909
14#55. Wedding invitation, Leah Cohen to Mr. Samuel G. Ziger, Sunday, June 15, 1913, New Montgomery Hall, Newark, N J. 1913
14#56. Menu, Dinner in honor of Bar Mitzvah of Jerome Ziger, Sunday, April 3, 1932, Schary Manor, Newark, N J 1932
14#57. Business card of Miss Gertrude Ziger, piano instructor n.d.
14#58. Copy of death certificate of Samuel Ziger 1962
14#59. Copy of obituary of Samuel Ziger from the Newark Evening News 1962
14#60. Yearbook, "The Pivot," Central High School, Newark, NJ, Class of June, 1932. (Gertrude Sarah Ziger, page 48) 1932

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Series 5: Original drawings by Samuel Ziger

Scope and Content:

Consists of signed color and black and white drawings by Samuel Ziger.

BoxFolderTitleDate
OS1#61. Drawing, graphite and watercolor on paper, image: American Revolutionary scene and 1902 calendar, 16 7/8" x 14" Docket1902
OS1#62. Drawing, graphite and watercolor on paper, image: cartoon in 5 panels, 11 3/8" x 18" ca. 1900-1910
OS1#63. Drawing, graphite on paper, image: boxer Kid Corbett (?), Title: "Corbett, Waiting the 'Kid's' Attack." Done By Samuel Ziger, 19 Rutger St., 16 7/8" x 9" ca. 1900-1910
OS1#64. Drawing, charcoal on paper, image: jug and 2 pitchers, signed, Samuel Ziger, 11 7/8" x 13 ¼." ca. 1900-1910
OS1#65. Drawing, charcoal on laid paper, image: student copy of classical head, signed Samuel Ziger, 20 5/8" x 14 ¾" ca. 1900-1910
OS1#66. Drawing, charcoal on laid paper, image: two flowers, signed, Samuel Ziger, 12 1/8" x 7 ¾" ca. 1900-1910
OS1#67. Drawing, graphite on paper, image: winter scene, village, woods and lone walker, signed Samuel Ziger, 7 ¾" x 6 ½" ca. 1900-1910
OS1#68. Drawing, charcoal on laid paper, mounted on paper, image; Colonial men, signed S.G. Ziger, image size 10 ¾' x 6 1/8". Verso: graphite study, perspective of small objects, matchbox, candle, etc. ca. 1900-1910
OS1#69. Drawing, charcoal on paper, image: shopkeeper and small girl, signed Sam G. Ziger, 17' x 14" ca. 1900-1910
OS1#70. Drawing, graphite on paper, image: seated teacher and student, signed Sam G. Ziger, 17' x 11 ½" ca. 1900-1910
OS1#71. Drawing, graphite on paper, image: teacher in spectacles, signed Sam G. Ziger, 17" x 12 5/8" ca. 1900-1910
OS1#72. Drawing, graphite on paper, image: man sitting and smoking, signed Sam G. Ziger, 17" x 12 7/8" ca. 1900-1910
OS1#73. Drawing, graphite on paper, image: head and torso of a man smoking, signed Sam G. Ziger, 17" x 13" ca. 1900-1910
OS1#74. Drawing, graphite on paper, woman standing, wearing a large hat and holding gloves, signed Sam G. Ziger, 18" x 13" ca. 1900-1910
OS1#75. Drawing, charcoal on paper, image: woman seated, knee up and wearing a hat, unsigned, 17" x 14" , Verso: standing jester. ca. 1900-1910
OS1#76. Drawing, graphite on paper, image: two soldiers, unsigned, 16 6/8" x 14" ca. 1900-1910
OS1#77. Drawing, charcoal on paper, image: standing figure, boots and pointed armor-like helmet, signed Sam G. Ziger, 17" x 12" ca. 1900-1910
OS1#78. Drawing, graphite on paper, image: head and torso of a woman, notes in lower right corner, signed Sam G. Ziger, 17" x 13 ¾" ca. 1900-1915
OS1#79. Drawing, graphite and watercolor on paper, image: Standing man in mountaineering costume, signed Sam G. Ziger, 17" x 9 ½" ca. 1900-1915
OS1#80. Drawing, pastel on tan paper, image: head of a woman in blue hat, blue dress and yellow curls, unsigned, 22 ½" x 14 1/8" ca. 1900-1915
OS1#81. Drawing, pastel on orange paper, mounted on orange stock, image: cowboy in yellow hat, unsigned, 21 ¾" x 15" ca. 1900-1915
OS1#82. Drawing, charcoal and pastel on tan paper, image: woman reading with up-swept hair and off-the- shoulder dress, signed S.G. Ziger, 20" x 12 ½" ca. 1900-1915
OS1#83. Drawing, graphite on paper, image: man sitting and smoking, signed Sam G. Ziger, 17" x 12 7/8" ca. 1900-1915
OS1#84. Drawing, pastel on light grey laid paper, watermark MBM France Ingres d Arches, seated costumed man with pipe and red slippers, notes in upper left corner, signed, S. G. Ziger, 24 ½" x 18 ¾" ca. 1900-1915
OS1#85. Drawing, charcoal and pastel on tan paper, image: woman leaning in decorative head wear, signed S. G. Ziger, 20" x 12 ½" ca. 1900-1915
OS1#86. Drawing, charcoal and pastel on greenish paper, image: head of a woman with auburn hair and decorative black head wear, signed S. G. Ziger, 20" x 12 ½"ca. 1900-1915
OS1#87. Drawing, graphite on paper, image: man sitting and smoking, signed Sam G. Ziger, 17" x 12 7/8" ca. 1900-1915
OS1#88. Drawing, graphite on paper, image: man sitting and smoking, signed Sam G. Ziger, 17" x 12 7/8" ca. 1900-1915
OS1#89. Drawing, pastel on brown paper, image: seated woman with auburn hair, black dress and hat, signed S.G. Ziger, 20 ¾" x 15 5/8" ca. 1900-1915
OS1#90. Drawing, black ink and gauche on board, advertising design for America's Electrical Week, Dec 2 to 9, 1916, unsigned, 6 1/8" x 4 5/16" ca. 1916
OS1#91. Drawing, pen and black ink on board, image: animals including elephant, and snake, signed Sam Ziger, (and Sam G. Ziger in upper left), 11 ¾" x 6 6/8" n.d

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