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Abigail Levy Franks

Abigail Levy Franks
Attributed to Gerardus Duyckinck
Manhattan, c. 1735
Oil on canvas
American Jewish Historical Society
Gift of N. Taylor Phillips

Moses Levy's daughter, Abigail Levy Franks, wrote a series of lively and intimate letters to her son living in London. The letters document the important role Jews played in the cultural and commercial life of colonial New York.

 

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