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Two Rare Vintage Photographs of Mr. Felix Moritz Warburg

c. 1920 Pair of Original-Vintage, black/white Photographs of Mr. Felix Moritz Warburg, Both Extremely Fine.

Both photographs show rubbing to margins, corners, with glue remnants to back as likely removed from album, with ink stamp on verso of one... overall excellent condition. One while reading a newspaper, 4" x 5"... the other shows him starring towards the camera, 4" x 5.25". Warburg was an important leader of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, established to help the Jews in Europe in the period leading up to, and especially during, the Great Depression. Warburg actively raised funds in the United States on behalf of European Jews who faced hunger following World War I. As a result of his philanthropic activities, a new Jewish village established in Mandate Palestine in 1939, Kfar Warburg, was named after him. He was a trustee of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. The Felix M. Warburg House, in New York's Upper East side was donated by his widow and today houses the Jewish Museum. As his role with his Banking Family, Federal Reserve, and as a Jewish sympathizer, these are highly important pieces of historic modern-era Judaica. (2 items).



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(Felix Moritz Warburg) (1871 " 1937), was a member of the Warburg banking family of Hamburg, Germany. He was a grandson of Moses Marcus Warburg, one of the founders of the bank, M. M. Warburg. Felix Warburg was a partner in Kuhn, Loeb & Co.. He is known as a leading advocate of a Federal Reserve System for the United States. He married Frieda Schiff, daughter of Jacob Henry Schiff and Therese Loeb Schiff, in New York. They had four sons, Frederick Marcus, Gerald Felix, Paul Felix and Edward Mortimer Morris and one daughter, Carola. All were active in community service.

Warburg was an important leader of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, established to help the Jews in Europe in the period leading up to, and especially during, the Great Depression. Warburg actively raised funds in the United States on behalf of European Jews who faced hunger following World War I.

Warburg and the Joint Distribution Committee were also instrumental in the 1930s after the global Great Depression following the crash of the New York stock exchange 1929. As a result of his philanthropic activities, a new Jewish village established in Mandate Palestine in 1939, Kfar Warburg, was named after him. He was a trustee of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. The Felix M. Warburg House, in New York's Upper East side was donated by his widow and today houses the Jewish Museum.
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