Fertile Ground. Two Hundred Years of Jewish Life in Baltimore

in Catalog of Catalogs Online

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Barry Kessler.


Baltimore, Md., USA, 1992. Booklet, 23 pp., illustrations: 12 b&w, 21.6 × 27.8 cm. English.


Jewish Heritage Center of the Jewish Historical Society of Maryland (17 May 1992–28 February 1993)


The history of Baltimore’s Jewish community, ca. 1830 to present day. Material displayed mostly chronologically, in sections devoted to The First Jewish Families, The Influx of German Jews, Jewish businesses, The Garment Industry, An immigrant’s Trunk, Making Shabbes, A Wedding in East Baltimore. Object lists and time-lines included within each section. Basic unnumbered entries. 200 items.

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AmuletsBar/Bat MitzvahBridal garmentsCandlesticks/CandelabraChallah coversChallah knivesChuppahHand-washing vesselsHanukkah lampsHanukkah lamps, synagogueHead coverings, women’sHistorical photographsKiddush cupsMarylandPortraits, husband-wife pendantsTefillin bagsTorah Ark curtainsTzedakah boxes/containersUnited StatesZionism

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