Part 522a - Smith Robertson Genealogy - GG-Granduncle Lewis Abraham - 1848 Cincinnati

08 June 2011

Evening,

And sometimes a gift falls out of the sky… or should I say out of the Internet. This quick note is a thank you to Angela and Gaby of Cemetery Scribes and Synagogue Scribes.com. Angela and Gaby provided information and a contact to Patricia Van Skaik of the Genealogy & Local History Department of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County.



Patricia Van Skaik presents on TEDxCincy a discussion Advanced Photography Opens Doors to the Past: Exploring the 1848 Cincinnati Panorama. It is a discussion of a series of eight photographs, albeit dauuerreotypes of Cincinnati’s river front. This is an amazing coupling of the present technology and treasures from the past.

The presentation is 17 ½ mind-boggling minutes. But the fantastic surprise is at about 14:56 minutes into the presentation. A picture cut of store sign “Foreign Wines & Liquors.” and an associated advertisement. It is great-great-granduncle Lewis Abraham store and advertisement. GG-Granduncle Lewis was a younger brother of gg-grandfather Benjamin Victor Abraham of Georgetown in British Guiana. Amazing!!!

The distance between the two brothers; Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States to Georgetown, British Guiana, as the crow flies, 2,752 miles / 4,431 kilometers. Both born in England… some distance, and some connection.

Check out my Abraham Descendant Chart, always under construction, under the Smith Heading at the top of this page.
Enjoy,

Jim

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