Our History in Pictures
AT BROOKLYN BAGEL BAKERY, our story goes back even before 1953 when Seymour Friedman founded our family-run business. It goes all the way back to the 1920s, when his father Louis was a young man working in the "beigel" industry in New York - as you can see in the photo below.
- Louis Friedman (seated far left), a founder of the New York Beigel Bakers Union, poses with his fellow members in this 1937 image taken on the union's 10th anniversary
- Louis Friedman and his son Seymour at the Beverly Boulevard bakery location in the 1960s, hand-rolling bagel dough (before the process was automated)
- Seymour and Richard Friedman with the next generation of the family, Brian, in this 1970s image
- Seymour and Richard Friedman with bagels ready to boil and bake, 1990s. Photo by Brian Davis Photography; used with permission