Jewish Palestine Pavilion. Catalogue [of Oil Paintings Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings … etc.] Exhibition and Sale September 27 to October 27, 1940. Jewish Palestine Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair 1940

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New York City, USA, 1940. Booklet, 19 pp., illustrations: 9 b&w, 23.8 × 15.5 cm. English.


New York World’s Fair—Jewish Palestine Pavilion (27 September–27 October 1940)


Variety of artworks created by Jewish artists living in the Holy Land. These objects were intended to be returned to Eretz Israel at the close of the Fair, but were instead offered for sale “at exceptionally reasonable prices” due to the War and the closing of the Mediterranean. For ceremonial objects see “Handicrafts and Ceremonial Objects” (cat. nos. 142a–208), including the Bezalel Torah Ark now in the Spertus Museum, Chicago (no. 142a). Basic listings, with prices. 208 items.

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Palestine Book. Official publication of the Jewish Palestine Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair 1939–1940, New York, 1939. Wealth of articles relating to the Pavilion’s central themes: aspirations for Jewish Statehood, Jewish development of the land/country, the rebirth of the Hebrew language, Youth aliyah etc.

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