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Becoming American Women. Clothing and the Jewish Immigrant Experience, 1880–1920

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Author & Curator

Barbara A. Schreier.

Imprint

Chicago, Ill., USA, 1994. 154 pp., illustrations: 8 col., 157 b&w, 25.5 × 21.5 cm. English.

ISBN

0913820199

Location

Chicago Historical Society (6 March 1994–25 August 1996)

Description

The role played by clothing, hairstyle and head coverings in the Americanization of European Jewish women who immigrated to the United States during the late-19th–early 20th C. Introduction and four in-depth essays: “The Old Country”, “They Don’t Wear Wigs Here”, “Greening Out” and “Mothers and Daughters”. No itemized listing.

main keywords

COSTUMEHEAD COVERINGS, WOMEN’SPHOTOGRAPHSPORTRAITSUNITED STATESWOMENWOMEN IN JUDAISM

minor keywords

Candlesticks/CandelabraEastern EuropeHand-washing vesselsHistorical photographsKiddush cupsMatzah covers/bagsShana Tova greeting cardsSynaogues, PolandPaintings

Other venues

Ellis Island Immigration Museum, New York City, USA (15 March–16 July 1995); National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, Pa., USA (10 September–31 December 1995); Skirball Cultural Center and Museum, Los Angeles, Calif., USA (28 April–25 August 1996)

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