Jacob Ruben Newburgh, New York photographs C0308
Published by George Mason University Libraries
Photographer Jacob Ruben was born in Russia in 1882 to a Jewish family. The family came to America in the late 1880s (1910 US Census). Ruben and his wife Sarah lived in Newburgh, New York, a town in the Hudson Valley between New York City and Poughkeepsie, and had three children, Rachel, Harry, and Beatrice (1920 U.S. Census). According to the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Ruben was a stationer/publisher, and he "became a well-known commercial photographer in the Hudson River Valley area near Newburgh for over four decades until after the Second World War." Ruben died in 1974 (Dumbarton Oaks Research Libary and Collection).
The collection consists of sixteen 9 1/2" x 7 1/2" silver gelatin photographic prints dating from 1921-1922. Four of the photos depict a brick building under construction in 1921, and the other twelve depict homes and residential areas in 1921-1922.
The collection is arranged in the order it was received.
There are no access restrictions.
There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from the Jacob Ruben Newburgh, New York photographs must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.
The Special Collections Research Center holds other historic photograph collections, including the Larkin Family photograph collection.
Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)
Gelatin silver prints
Jacob Ruben Newburgh, New York photographs, C0308, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.
Purchased by Special Collections and Archives staff before January 2016.
Processing completed by Elizabeth Beckman in August 2017. EAD markup completed by Elizabeth Beckman in August 2017.