This week’s Sepia Saturday photograph focuses on signs on buildings. It reminded me of two family photos that were taken c 1925.
386 Grant Street, Buffalo, NY
This Fur Store was owned by Frank Samuel Weissberg, son of Morris Weissberg & Rose Bankin, and Florence Gartner, daughter of Leopold Gartner and Fannie Edelstein. Florence was my Grand Aunt, sister of my maternal grandfather. Frank was born in Austria and Florence was born in New York City where they met and married on 27 January 1907. By 1910 they were living in Buffalo, NY.
The 1925 New York State Census shows the family at 386 Grant Street, Buffalo. Frank was a furrier. This is the location shown in the photographs, as evidenced by the signs.
I am very happy they took the time to pose in front of their store with the signs behind them. Frank & Florence then posed their sons and even the dog in front of the store.
Milton Sydney Weissberg b 1907
Francis Weissberg b 1915
I went to Google Maps to find the same building today. However, it is just an empty lot.
Be sure to take a peek at the other photos posted for Sepia Saturday this week.
 Certificate of Marriage for Samuel Weissberg and Florence Gartner, 27 January 1907, #2933, State of New York, City of New York; New York City Department of Records, Municipal Archives, 31 Chambers Street, New York City, New York.
 1910 United States Census, Buffalo, New York, SD 14, ED 48, Sheet 6A; Samuel Weissberg family on Walnut Street in Buffalo.
 1925 NYS Census, Erie County, Buffalo, AD 4, ED2, Page 30; 1 June 1925. Frank S Weissberg family at 386 Grant street.