The Museum of Family History
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FOR THE PRESENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS


 

  THE BURAK-GNIAZDOWICZ WING 

Second Floor

 

The Irving and Eva Bibicoff Room

 

 

FAMILY PHOTO

Irving and Eva Bibicoff, with son Philip and their dog

in the backyard of the home on Coney Island Avenue.

Brooklyn, New York

cir 1935-6

 

Eva Bibicoff, nee Chawa Uscien of Ostrow Mazowiecka, Poland, was eight years old when she immigrated with her mother Rose (Sora Ruchla) in 1921.  Irving was a native-born New Yorker.

"My father apparently opened up his glass shop right next to Harry's shoe shop. That's how it all began.. The address was 492 Central Avenue, and  this was both their home and their business. They lived there and my while my father lived on Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg, he opened up his glass store there. And my grandfather was impressed by this hard-working young man, so they became friendly. And I guess my father had to close and have any messages taken. So whoever would want to leave a message would into the store next door to leave messages. So, I guess that's how it originally started.

Eventually, my father moved to Coney Island Avenue where he opened his glass shop.
He had maybe 250 framed, carved mirrors on display." -son Philip
 

 

 

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