A Portion of the People. Three Hundred Years of Southern Jewish Life

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Dale Rosengarten, Theodore Rosengarten.


Dale Rosengarten.


Columbia, S.C., USA, 2002. 268 pp., illustrations: 85 col., 74 b&w, 28.5 × 24.5 cm. English.




University of South Carolina, McKissick Museum (13 January–19 May 2002)


South Carolina Jewry from its earliest documented presence in 1695 to present day. Introduction by Theodore Rosengarten, essays by Deborah Dash Moore, Jenna Weissman Joselit, Jack Bass and Dale Rosengarten. The majority of the catalog presents a narrative of the exhibition in 7 chapters, detailing the community’s history, important families and individuals, ways of life, industries etc. Photo Essay by Bill Aron shows recent images of South Carolina’s Jews. Many exhibits were lent by local families and were displayed here for the first time. Basic entries. 215 items.

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BesamimBridal boxes/chestsBridal garmentsCandlesticks/CandelabraHanukkah lampsHistorical photographsKetubbotKiddush cupsMatzah covers/bagsMizrachMusical instrumentsPaintings, synagoguesPapercutsPlatesPrayerbooks/MahzorsPrinted booksPurim groggersSeals/Stamps, Jewish society/institutionShechita knivesShana Tova greeting cardsShiviti plaques, paperSoldiers (Jewish) & related objectsSynagogues, South CarolinaSynagogues, United StatesTorah bindersTzedakah boxes/containersUnited StatesYad

Related ephemera

Exhibition leaflet, 8 pp., 13 col. and 2 b&w illus., 23 × 20.3 cm.

Other venues

Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, S.C., USA (12 September–17 November 2002); Yeshiva University Museum, New York City, USA (6 February–20 July 2003); Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte, N.C., USA (14 September–29 November 2003)

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