Newark Photo Studio

925 Broad Street
927 Broad Street


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Henry Ginsberg founded, owned and operated Newark Photo Studio. He moved the studio several times. For several years his studio was at 925 and also at 927 Broad St. When he retired in the late 50's or very early 60's he sold the business to George Ginsberg and he remained there until the urban renewal began in the area and then moved to Branford Place.

From the New York Times:

November 22, 1996, Section D, Page 19

George C. Ginsberg, a retired commercial photographer often called ''the penny philanthropist''for his modest but loyal contributions to scores of charities, died on Monday at his home in Springfield, N.J. He was 97.


George Ginsberg, Penny Philanthropist
George was a man who picked up pennies he found lying on the street or found in random places. He would save the pennies and then write checks for $2.00 to the American Red Cross, Cancer Society or a local Veteran’s Group. When Pop died, his obituary was in the NY Times and they called him the Penny Philanthropist.
George Ginsberg wasn’t a wealthy man. In fact, he and my Grandma Fannie lived a modest life. But he was always talking about how lucky he was to be an immigrant that could start his life over in America. An orphan at age 10, he came to America by himself on a boat from Russia, lived with his Uncle Henry in Newark, NJ and learned a trade as a commercial photographer.
Poppa George was grateful beyond words. That’s why he always asked me…
Who did you help today?


On December 9, 1920, David Ginsberg, individually, as next friend of Harry Ginsberg, and as administrator ad prosequendum of the estate of George Ginsberg deceased, brought an action against the petitioner the Delaware, Lackawanna Western Railroad Company, to recover damages for injuries received by him and his two sons, Harry Ginsberg and George Ginsberg, deceased, through its alleged negligent operation of one of its trains. David Ginsberg was driving a truck in Morris county, N.J., on the road leading from Wharton to Kenvil. The truck was struck at a point where the road crosses the track of the petitioner, and the father and one son, Harry, were seriously, and the other son, George, was fatally, injured. Suit was begun in the Supreme Court of New Jersey in the Morris circuit, and was removed on the ground of diversity of citizenship to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
The cause was tried on December 2, 1921, and a verdict was rendered for plaintiff. At this trial Addie H.J. Ridner and William N. Ridner, her husband testified on behalf of the plaintiff. The jury rendered a verdict for him and against the defendant. Some time after the entry of judgment, the Ridners stated, under oath, that their testimony at this trial was false and perjured.