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Abe Mirvish, Clip created from Collection

This clip has been edited from a number of videos that comprise the Abe Mirvish Video Series. This clip shows the procession of the Opening of Parliament in Cape Town, a hike in Jonkershoek, and a child's party.

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Spanish flu, "Photograph of Samuel Kessel"

Photograph of Samuel Kessel (1881 -1918) who died during the Spanish Influenza pandemic in Cape Town. He was survived by his wife Yetta (Yochevet) Kessel and 5 children - Rosie, Solly, Harry, Diana and Dora. He is buried in the 7th Ave Cemetery, Maitland, Cape Town. This photograph was sent to his family in Russia. Source: Eliyahu Romm, Jerusalem, Israel.

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Spanish flu, "Photograph of the death notice of Samuel Kessel"

Photograph of the death notice of Samuel Kessel (1881 -1918) who died during the Spanish Influenza pandemic in Cape Town. He was survived by his wife Yetta Kessel and 5 children - Rosie, Solly, Harry, Diana and Dora. He is buried in the 7th Ave Cemetery, Maitland, Cape Town. Source: South African Archives.

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Spanish flu, "Death certificate of Tilly Blumberg (nee Joffe"

Photograph of the death certificate of Tilly Blumberg (nee Joffe) (1888-1918) of 4 Gladstone Street, Cape Town who died from the Spanish Influenza a day following the birth of her third child. Although her death certificate states that she was 'Coloured', she was born in Talsen Russia and was the daughter of Gerson and Reisa Joffe. She was survived by her husband Hermann Blumberg and three children Gordon aged 11 years, Max/ Mark 6 years and Theodore aged 1 day. She is buried in the 7th Ave cemetery, Maitland, Cape Town. Source: South African Archives.

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Spanish flu, "Death notice of Tilly Blumberg"

Photograph of the death notice of Tilly Blumberg (nee Joffe) (1888-1918) of 4 Gladstone Street, Cape Town who died from the Spanish Influenza a day following the birth of her third child. She was born in Talsen Russia and was the daughter of Gerson and Reisa Joffe. She was survived by her husband Hermann Blumberg and three children Gordon aged 11 years, Mark /Max 6 years and Theodore aged 1 day. She is buried in the 7th Ave cemetery, Maitland, Cape Town. Source: South African Archives.

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Blieden Family, "Steamship Lismore Castle"

Photograph of the steamship, Lismore Castle in Cape Town. Julius (Yehuda) Blieden and his son Pesach Jacob travelled from Hamburg Germany to Cape Town aboard this ship in December 1891.

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Spanish flu, "Photograph of the tombstone of Jacob Mordechai Mirvish"

Photograph of the tombstone of Jacob Mordechai Mirvish (1893-1918), poet and chemist's assistant. He was the son of Rabbi Moses Chaim Mirvish (1872 -1947) and Seine Mirvish (1871-1941) and died of influenza in Cape Town. His father was the Rabbi of the Cape Town Orthodox Hebrew Congregation, and wrote two important books in Hebrew, the first of which was dedicated to his deceased son, “Zichron Yakov” (In memory of Jacob) and was published in 1924. Jacob Mirvish is buried in the 7th Ave Cemetery, Maitland, Cape Town.

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