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Manitoba Photographers: David Samuel “Dave” Charach (1890-1969)

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Born at Dubna, Russia in 1890, he came to Winnipeg where he worked as a photographer, founding the Victory Photo Studio, for almost 65 years and pioneered new photographic methods and styles. He was married twice, first to Lillian “Lily” ? (?-1938) with whom he had five children: Gable “Sully” Charach (?-?), Norman Charach (?-?), Paul Charach (1925-1992), Teddy Charach (?-?), and Annette Charach (?-?, wife of Harold Israel). On 22 June 1941, he married Fanny Shifra Gurstein (1905-1999). He died at the St. Boniface Hospital in April 1969 and was buried in the Hebrew Sick Benefit Cemetery.

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“Veteran photographer dies at 79,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 April 1969, page 13.

Obituary [Fanny Shifrra Charach], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 August 1999, page 38.

Obituary [Paul Charach], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 January 1992, page 28.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 December 2022

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