SYLVIA FURSHMAN NUSINOV of Boca Raton found this unidentified photograph amongst her mother's papers after her death.
The picture was taken by photographer A Lipshetz, based at 34 Bury New Road, Manchester.
Sylvia believes the picture could have some bearing on her research into her grandmother's family, Avner/Awner.
She has been told that the Avner family in Manchester changed their surname to Haffner.
Her grandmother, Clara Awner Ehrenpreis emigrated from Lyvov, Austria, around 1900. She arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, although she may have stopped off in Manchester to visit relatives.
Sylvia's uncle, Samuel Avner/Awner emigrated from Austria after Clara. His wife, Sara Yetta Papier Awner, joined him in 1920.
Anyone who can recognise the photograph or has information on the Avner/Awner family, should contact Sylvia at 10298 Buena Ventura Drive, Boca Raton, Florida 33498, USA or email

LOIS KAUFMAN of Israel is searching for descendants of Harris, Solomon and Leona Levy, children of Abraham Levy who lived in Manchester in the 19th century.
She would also like to find descendants of Woolf Woolf of Liverpool, also from the 19th century.
Write to Haprachim 6, Ra'anana 43399, Israel, telephone 00972 97740265 or email

To make an appeal, email MIKE COHEN at Please include your home address.

© 2001 Jewish Telegraph