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Traditions in Transition: Jewish Culture in Philadelphia, 1840–1940

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Editor & Curator

Gail F. Stern.

Imprint

Philadelphia, Pa., USA, 1989. 134 pp., illustrations: 26 col., 134 b&w, 25.5 × 21.5 cm. English.

ISBN

0937437069

Location

The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies (24 April–21 October 1989)

Description

Historical, documentary overview of Jewish life and culture in Philadelphia. Three essays on the community, followed by chapter on Jewish photographers active in Philadelphia (Elizabeth Holland). Numerous historical photographs and documents illustrated this history. Exhibition checklist. 305 items.

main keywords

CEREMONIAL OBJECTSHISTORICAL DOCUMENTSPHILADELPHIAPHOTOGRAPHSPORTRAITS

minor keywords

BesamimCandlesticks/CandelabraCircumcision garmentsHanukkah lampsHistorical photographsKiddush cupsOmer calendarsPlatesPortraits, rabbisStained glassSynagogues, PhiladelphiaTalit bagsTheaterTorah Ark curtainsTorah bindersTzedakah boxes/containersUnited States

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