Rare collection of 14 early cabinet photographs from the youth of Chaim Weizmann, the first president of the State of Israel, his brothers, sisters and family members. All the photographs were taken in photography studios in the city of Pinsk during the years when Weizmann studied at the city's gymnasium (except for the photo of Weizmann himself which was probably taken a few years later when he was in Germany). Pinsk, late 19th century.
Photos: Chaim Weizmann. Weizmann's brothers: Shmuel, Fayvel (Weizmann's older brother - two different photos, in one he appears in military uniform), Yechiel (father of former president Ezer Weizman - two different photos of him at about age 3). His sisters: Miriam, Mina (one of the first female doctors in Israel, an obstetrician at Hadassah Hospital), Masha and Chaya. In addition, there are photos of Chaya's family, Weizmann's sister - her husband Avraham Lichtenstein, their son - Michael and their daughter Yisraela.
Chaim Weizmann was the third of 15 children born to his mother, of whom 12 survived and grew up: seven daughters and five brothers.
Cabinet photos same size: 11x6.5 cm. The photo of Chaim Weizmann himself 12x8.5 cm. Not a cabinet photo. Overall very good condition.