Photograph of an engraving of a portrait of Harris Newmark, ca.1900-1910. He can be seen from the chest up with his shoulders turned slightly to the left. He has a short beard and moustache and is bald on top with a fringe of short hair over his ears. He is wearing round wire spectacles. He is wearing a dark jacket with a button hole in the left lapel, over a light shirt with a high collar and long striped tie. Credit is given at the bottom as "Eng. by E.G. Williams & Bro. N.Y." Image is a half-tone print. Newmark lived from 1834-1916.; Newmark emigrated from West Prussian to Los Angeles in 1853, where he was a merchant and grocer. He was a charter member of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. He was also one of the organizers of the first Los Angeles Board of Trade, one of the organizers of the Los Angeles Public Library, President of the Los Angeles congregation of B'nai B'rith. He was instrumental in the early years of the Southwest Museum and a charter member of the California Club. Newmark's business acumen and real estate holdings propelled him into the front ranks of civic leadership in turn-of-the century Los Angeles. As a patriarch of the city's Jewish community, he endowed Jewish charities and assisted the broader community. His landmark book, Sixty Years In Southern California: 1853-1913, is one of the best accounts of Los Angeles in the 19th century.