Photograph depicts George Zukerman an internationally acclaimed Solo Bassoonist. Zuckerman came to the US during WWII where his father was a correspondent for several Yiddish newspapers. He first played with the Vancouver Symphony in 1950 on invitation from New York, where he met and married Netta Karmel, a social worker with the Jewish Family Welfare Bureau. Zukerman took up permanent residence in Vancouver in 1953.
Photograph is of five related cousins coming from four families. The children are: brothers Harry Karasov (1920-2002) and Elliott Karasov (1922-2014), Marian Mallin (b. c.1921-?), Phyliss Nemetz (1921-1999), Frances Karasov (1919-2014). Harry and Elliott were the children of Jack and Fannie Karasov. Marian Mallin was the daughter of Ben Mallin and Rosa Karasov Mallin. Phyliss Nemetz was the daughter of Harry Nemetz and Ann Karasov Nemetz. Frances Karasov was the daughter of Nathaniel and Bessie Karasov. Elliott Karasov was born in August 1922, this photo probably dates from 1923. At that point, all these families lived in Canada, Jack and Nat Karasov's families lived in Watrous, Saskatchewan.
B&W print depicts the plane Billanca that crashed in Lake Atlin. The pilot was Everett Wasson and he was carrying 3 passengers. This information comes from two other images in this series. There are five images in the series. Note: colour adjusted on jpg.