Sylvia Sneidman was born in Maryland on November 16, 1909, according to a 1931 passenger list at Ancestry.com. In the 1910 U.S. Federal Census, she was the youngest of two daughters born to Maurice and Rose. They lived in Baltimore, Maryland at 2820 Parkwood Avenue. Her father was a traveling salesman. In 1920 they lived in Newport News, Virginia at 76 33rd Street. The Sneidmans moved again, to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 5821 Phillips Avenue, according to the 1930 census. The Sun (Baltimore, Maryland) reported, on July 10, 1931, that Maryland Institute students, including Sylvia, had reached Europe. She returned from the trip on August 14, 1931, in New York City, as recorded on a passenger list.
Her marriage was reported in the Press on April 17, 1937.
The bride is a graduate of the Maryland Institute of Art, where she was winner of a traveling scholarship on which she toured Europe. Formerly a member of the art staff of The Pittsburgh Press, she is now an artist for Newspaper Enterprise Association, handling fashion drawings and such features as “Flapper Fanny,” used daily in The Press and other newspapers. Dr. Robbin is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University.
At some point she switched to the Associated Press. One of her fashion drawings was printed in the Evening Leader (Corning, NY) on July 3, 1946. She produced How Christmas Began for the AP. Sylvia was featured in an AP series of do-it-yourself projects. The December 20, 1953 Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho) showed how she used tiles to decorate a table top. The March 22, 1959 News and Tribune (Jefferson City, Missouri) featured her drawing of a table and various stools made of driftwood and stone. (Newspaper Archive download)