Dr Abraham Gubar

Death 6 Oct 1989 (aged 90)
Amityville, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 79443841 · View Source
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Abraham Guber was born in Russia of Russian parents, Nathan and Rose Guber, and the 1910 census finds him in Manhattan living with his parents and four older siblings, all girls, Sophia, Ida, Mary, and Celia. They had arrived in New York on 7 March 1906 from Antwerp, Belgium aboard the ship Vaderland. Abraham’s Ethnicity/Nationality was given as Hebrew.

At some point between 1910 and his draft registration he and perhaps the entire family changed the spelling of their sur name from “Guber” to “Gubar.”

When Abraham Gubar registered for the World War I draft, he gave his occupation as commercial artist at the Maiden American Doll Company, 73 Adams Street, Hoboken, New Jersey. For his nearest relative he submitted Rose Gubar at the same address in the Bronx that he listed as his address elsewhere on the form. Curiously he lists his date of birth as July 1, 1898 in Russia. On all other documents after this one 30 November 1898 is given.

He petitioned the New York County Supreme Court to become a U.S. citizen on 2 Dec 1919.

He was a 1924 graduate of New York University College of Dentistry and on 2 May 1927 in Manhattan, he married Fanny Lubansky (1908-1994), who was born on 4 July 1908 in Connecticut to Russian parents, Essidor Lubansky (1854-1959, FAG Memorial# 80636722) and Chana Hinda Epstein Lubansky (1886-1958).

According to the Harlem Valley Times of January 28, 1937 the infant daughter of Dr. A. Gubar and the former Fanny Lubansky of Hempstead has been named Karla Reed.

Dr. Abraham Gubar practiced dentistry (at 276 Fulton Avenue) and lived in Hempstead, Nassau County, New York. Later he moved his residence to Amityville, Suffolk County, New York, some 13 miles away.

Dr. Gubar publicized his practice in one of the most unusual methods of advertising found in dentistry or for that matter any other field of services and/or products. It was called projection advertising by the two related New York firms that offered it.

An artist drew a mock-up like the one at the right with a black background and lettering and illustration (if any) in white. From this a transparency was made and 12 different transparencies were loaded into a projector. The loop was 6 minutes long so each image was projected for 30 seconds.

One company called the Sidewalk Ad Service projected these on the pavement below.

The Publicity Clock Company projected their slides on a large wall clock of a darkened theater.

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