SOPHIA ELIAS and DAVID HANDELMAN on the occasion of their engagement. This picture was taken in Craiova. The exact date is unknown, but it was in the 1890s. SOPHIA was born in Craiova, Romania; and David was born in or around Kiev, Russia. They had 2 children born in Craiova, MOLLY and HARRY ("HANDY") prior to coming to the United States in about 1904. They had five other children after coming to America: MICKEY, JULIUS, RALPH, ESTHER, and my Mother PEARL.

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