So after the pogrom in Zvhill in 1919 where his Rebbetzin was killed the Zvhiller Rebbe moved to Boston. Let's just say that it may have made better financial sense to go to Boston, since there would less competition for his services there, but Boston was no place for Chinuch back then, especially not for a Meidel. Not that Ich mish zich in Rebbishe inyonim. It's tough to tell what his political affiliations were, but in today's day we look at a person like that, with beard, peyos and gebleemte bekishes and we automatically assume "hard-line conservative." Which makes the fact that he sent his sons to YU and not to YTV one that makes you wonder "WHY?" But maybe he saw what America had to offer back them and decided that YU was the best place for him. Don't ask me why, I wasn't there. I thought maybe one of you knew. But notice how no matter who they were marrying, and no matter what the rest of the wedding looked like, he insisted on the Chassidishe Minhogim, like Mitzvah Tantz.
Daughter's wedding, Rebbetzin looking at the camera
Eynikel Paul (Pinchas) Gass behind him. Chernobler Rebbe of BP, Reb Yaakov Yisroel Twerski is pictured left, with black beard.
A Mitzvah Tantz in Boston...
Imagine what these liberated American Yankees are thinking here as they watch this antiquated man doing weird things... Yes, they still enjoyed the culture back then, but they found his clinging to the minutest detail funny at best. The young ones that is. His son Rabbi Shmuel Korff is on the right, with his hand raised slightly, cigar ready and waiting. Shmuel married Nesha, the daughter of Reb Menachem Nochum Twersky of Skver/Machnivkeh, older brother of the late Reb Yankev Yosef of New Square, NY. Reb Menachem Nochum had arrived in America years earlier and was the reason why RYYT was known as the Kolorasher Rebbe until his older brother's passing in 5706. Out of respect for his older brother, they say. RMNT is pictured below sitting to the Zvhiller Rebbe's left. 2nd from left is (IIRC) HaRav Sefard, the Kinyever Rebbe. Baruch and Shmuel Korff are also pictured here, as is the Mechutan, Max Gass. The Skverrer and Kinyever lived in New York, so I would assume this was some sort of family simcheh, but the lack of shtreimel throws you off completely.