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Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center Photograph Collection

Collection ID

SCRC 216

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Collecting Area(s)

Description

Collection Summary

Title
Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center Photograph Collection

Dates
1880-1996

Collection ID
SCRC 216

Creator
Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center

Quantity
2.4 linear feet (6 boxes)

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English, Yiddish, and Russian
         

Detailed Collection Information

Description of Collection
This is an artificial collection of photographs and other materials assembled by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center to document Jewish-owned businesses, camps, organizations, and community members in the Greater Philadelphia region during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In many cases, the photographs in this collection are copy prints and negatives made during an initiative by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center to collect visual documentation about the community, but return originals to the donors. The folder level inventory below reflects the presence of copy prints, photocopies, and/or negatives in the absence of originals.

Original photograph formats found in the collection include albumen prints, black-and-white prints, cabinet photographs, cartes-des-visite, color prints, diffusion transfer prints or Polaroids, and tintypes. Also included with the photograph collection are a small number of drawings and slides. Text in English, Yiddish, and Russian can be found throughout the collection, primarily as annotations on the backs of the photographs.

Organization and Arrangement
The collection is arranged in order of original accession number. Numbers appear before each photograph title in the inventory below.


Patron Information

Alternate Form Available
The bulk of the photographs from this collection have been digitized and are available online with additional item level description on the Temple University Digital Collections website. http://digital.library.temple.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15037coll15

Catalog Record
A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b6299572~S30

Research Access
Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site
This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information
The Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center Photograph Collection is the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the creators or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation
[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center Photograph Collection, SCRC 216, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Donated by various individuals between 1972 and 2003. Collection previously administered by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, acquired by Temple in June 2009.

Processing Information
Collection reprocessed and finding aid prepared in August 2016 by Jessica M. Lydon, Associate Archivist and Irena Frumkin, student worker. 
         
         
Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Corporate Names:
Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center

Subjects:
Associations, institutions, etc. – Pennsylvania – Philadelphia
Fraternal organizations – Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Immigrants – Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Jewish camps -- Pennsylvania
Jewish orphanages -- Pennsylvania – Philadelphia
Jews -- Pennsylvania – Philadelphia

Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Drawings
Negatives
Photocopies
Photographs
Slides


Inventory

Box    Folder    Description

1          1          22 Benjamin Wolf House interior views           1940-1950
1          2          24 Oxford Circle Community Center proposed school building          circa 1955 
1          3          52 Samuel Melnick and siblings before leaving Europe (copy)          circa 1916
1          4          66 Lena Scheindlinger, customs broker           undated
1          5          83 Federation of Jewish Agencies awards ceremony and dinner           1955-1957
1          6          96 Sons of Zion, Young Judea Club           1922
1          7          101 Uptown Hebrew Sheltering Home residents and auxiliary           1960-1965
1          8          104 Leah Schlog           circa 1885
1          9          105 Paper Hangers Union          1950-1952
1          10          112 Marc Toplin South Philadelphia Ward 1 neighborhood study          1975
1          11          121 Raphael Miller and unidentified, itinerant peddler (original and copies)           1886, undated
1          12          138 Nathan Garber and unidentified members of the World War I Jewish Legion (copies and negatives)          undated
1          13          139 Pinchas (Phillip) Brodsky (copy)          undated
1          14          144 Lena Levinthal, Eleanor Roosevelt and Rita Gerstley           circa 1955 
1          15          152 Soviet Jewry demonstrations          April 13, 1975
1          16          152 Protests against the Sinai Agreement, Washington D.C.           October 6, 1975 
1          17          152 Simchat Torah Rally, JFK Plaza, Philadelphia          October 1975 
1          18          154 The Jewish World staff and views of building, 233 S. 5th Street           circa 1942-1946
1          19          183 Lorraine Glasser sketch of Rebecca Gratz and reference image of Thomas Sully portrait          circa 1976
1          20          185 Shomrim of Philadelphia, Jewish Police Fraternal Organization          1947, 1960
1          21          206 Benjamin Miller Exhibit, Courtney Library, Harvard University, Boston, Massachussetts          1974-1975
1          22          255 Cemetery and commemorative plaque near Petshova, Russia          1976
1          23          299 Downtown Jewish Home for the Aged, 508 Moore Street (originals, copies and negatives)           1909-1917, circa 1951
1          24          306 Jewish Labor Committee of Philadelphia luncheon meeting          September 20, 1974
1          25          315 Campfire Girls, Hatboro, Pennsylvania          1920
1          26          315 E.L. Novack and Son Laces, Embroideries, and Lace Curtains storefront, 319 S. 5th Street          1926
1          27          348 Mikveh Israel Cemetery          May 1977
1          28          350 Rebecca Gratz Home          circa 1976
1          29          364 Davis family, 212 Lombard Street          1893
1          30          367 Jewish Library Association Jewish Book Month          November 1961
1          31          369 World War I Jewish Legion volunteers including David Ben Gurion (copy and negative)          1918
1          32          395 Unidentified girl          circa 1900
2          1          410 Association for Children and Foster Home for Hebrew Orphans basketball players, confirmation class and miscellaneous                    1941-1942
2          2          424 Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. poster (polaroid)           circa 1977
2          3          451 Jules E. Mastbaum          1926
2          4          454 Louis Cohen          undated
2          5          471 B'Nai Abraham 70th anniversary dinner          March 8, 1953
2          6          487 Unidentified baby girl on New Year's card           undated
2          7          535 Samuel Berman and unidentified man           undated
2          8          551 Jacob Zausmer          1932
2          9          552 Daughters of Young Judea          1919-1920
2          10          575 Federation of Jewish Charities campaign pictures           1936
2          11          578 Zallman family          1900-1925 
2          12          622 Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan and Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis           undated
2          13          651 Julius Stomel           undated
2          14          660 Parks dedicated by the city, South Philadelphia           1934-1947
2          15          678 Hebrew Orphan's Home dedication ceremony           circa 1900
2          16          697 Joint Jewish Labor Committee and Negro Trade Union Leadership Council luncheon meeting           June 26, 1981
2          17          722 Shari Israel B'nes V'Zedek Congregation          circa 1980 
2          18          743 Federation of Jewish Agencies, Allied Jewish Appeal dinners and ceremonies           1950-1960
2          19          750 Rebecca, daughter of Reb Yitzh          circa 1941 
2          20          757 Isadore Blatt and a meeting of Jewish Bund in Russian Siberia           circa 1908, undated
2          21          770 Beth Judah Congregation sabbath service for Shomrim conducted by Pinchos Chazin (copy)          1945
2          22          774 Sanitarium for Jewish Consumptives Philadelphia Memorial dedication, Los Angeles          July 25, 1928
2          23          804 Obodovka, Russia memorial to victims of 1919 pogroms          circa 1935 
2          24          841 Elias Goldensky and others           undated
2          25          863 Bertram W. Korn and others           1975-1978
2          26          888 Isadore and Sophie Schwartz family           1900-1920
2          27          1002 Eliahu Friedman and others (copy)          circa 1905 
2          28          1066 Fredric R. Mann Forrest in Israel           undated
2          29          1080 "Continuity and Change" exhibit           November 1976
2          30          1090 Abraham and Fannie Fingerman in Kiev (copy)           1897
2          31          1208 Dorshe Da'at Society           circa 1953
2          32          1224 Lily Schwartz in archives          June 1986
2          33          1259 Tcherkasser William Kremer Lodge A. A. Beneficial Society (copy and negative)          1912
2          34          1303 Gratz College graduating class (original, copy, and negative)          June 1918 
2          35          1325 Philadelphia Mandolin Symphony Orchestra (copy and negative)          1916
2          36          1348 Southern High School baseball team           circa 1935
2          37          1356 Dorshe Da'at Society 70th anniversary          1967
2          38          1362 Tobman family (originals and negatives)          circa 1864, undated
2          39          1387 Dave Zinkoff          circa 1985
2          40          1388 Hassfurt, Germany          1945
3          1          1417 Camp Delmont bunk photos (copies)          circa 1967
3          2          1435 Jonathan Emanuel exhibit          undated
3          3          1445 Abraham Bycer, Samuel Brown, Charles Silbert and Ida Zatz families          1936-1944
3          4          1447 Oscar Glassman family           circa 1910
3          5          1457 Soviet Jewry          1980-1982
3          6          1480 "Torah Scribe" pen and ink sketch by Dan Rivkin (photocopy)           undated
3          7          1484 Louis Ettelson family           circa 1877-1905
3          8          1516 Soviety Jewry rallies           1979-1985
3          9          1517 Americans for Haganah, Zionist Emergency Council, and raising Israeli flag on Rayburn Plaza          1947-1948, undated
3          10          1518 Miles Tenenbaum          circa 1970
3          11          1519 Restaurant Stolighnoy and Federation of Jewish Agenices buildings           circa 1960 
3          12          1520 Elaine Ross and Bob Tabak           circa 1974 
3          13          1521 Rabbi Abraham Shem Tov           circa 1970 
3          14          1523 Daniel Isaacman          1973
3          15          1526 Stein family (copies and negative)          undated
3          16          1527 Satanoffsky family           circa 1885
3          17          1529 Krievozer Aid Society (original, copy, and negative)          1916 
3          18          1553 Hebrew Literature Society Sunday School graduating class (copy)          1920
3          19          1559 "Western Wall," pen and ink sketch by Dan Rivkin (photocopy)          undated
3          20          1564 Rotman family (originals, copies, and negatives)          circa 1905-1918
3          21          1642 Philadelphia Jewish Sanatorium for Consumptives charter          undated
3          22          1666 Goldstein baby           circa 1912
3          23          1684 Schima Kaufman           undated
3          24          1688 Tikvah Chadoshoh          circa 1976 
3          25          1690 Samuel Sabaroff          undated
3          26          1693 Elias Goldensky family           circa 1925 
3          27          1694 Ephraim Greenfield family photographs           circa 1900
3          28          1709 Unidentified man           circa 1935 
3          29          1710 Drawing of Henrietta Szold by Sam Dion           undated
3          30          1711 "Chasidim," pen and ink sketch by Dan Rivkin (photocopy)          undated
3          31          1716 Gordon family           undated
3          32          1734 Morris and Jennie Wollod           1910 
3          33          1735 Famous 4th Street Deli           February 18, 1933
3          34          1736 8th Street near Ritner, Shaari Eliahu Synagogue, Jewish Educational Center at Marshall and Porter Streets          circa 1983
3          35          1739 Americanization class at Girls High          circa 1920 
3          36          1746 Photographer Jacob Stelman and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt and John B. Kelly in Philadelphia (copies and negatives)          1940, undated
3          37          1758 Pioneer women, Castel Group          June 1970 
3          38          1773 Bamberger and Fox families (copies and negatives)          circa 1910 
3          39          1784 Albert A. Turkin          circa 1915
4          1          1791 Rubin and Sterling families          circa 1895
4          2          1797 Dr. Charles Wise and the Dorshe Da'at Society          undated
4          3          1816 Abe Friedman, Ana Fleishman and Celia Gratz          1900-1910
4          4          1817 Kvutzah Mishmar          1938-1940
4          5          1818 Habonim          1939-1940
4          6          1819 Pioneer Women luncheon           June 1, 1948
4          7          1835 Mayer Sulzberger          circa 1900
4          8          1836 Lily Schwartz and Jon Stein          undated
4          9          1856 "Shofar in Israel," pen and ink sketch by Dan Rivkin (photocopy)          undated
4          10          1882 Neziner Synagogue          1943-1947
4          11          1889 Philip Balno           circa 1925 
4          12          1896 Chai Anniversary          November 26, 1990
4          13          1900 Julius Greenstone Hebrew High School          circa 1967
4          14          1916 Greenwich Boys Club            1940
4          15          1917 Sidney Jacoby           undated
4          16          1950 Gratz College          
4          17          1918 Ephraim Greenfield family            circa 1925-1930
4          18          1956 Katz family           circa 1935
4          19          1961 Morris Slutsky family          circa 1920
4          20          1977 Unidentified baby             circa 1920
4          21          1978 Transferring Rodeph Shalom records to Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center          January 28, 1992
4          22          1983 Unknown family          circa 1915
4          23          2007 Jewish Publication Society minute books (copies)          undated
4          24          2009 Ernst Presseisen, Frank Muse, and Lilly Schwartz           1992
4          25          2017 Miriam Girsh           undated
4          26          2021 Carolyn Heyman Gerson family          circa 1880, 1930
4          27          2043 Hebrew Orphans Home groundbreaking ceremony           circa 1909
4          28          2045 Rebecca Gratz Hillel School PTA and Philadelphia Evening School           circa 1940, 1951
4          29          2054 Liebman family (copies and negatives)          undated
4          30          2059 Glazer and Steerman families          circa 1910
4          31          2060 Independent Young Men's Beneficial Association          circa 1935, 1964
4          32          2087 The Jewish World staff            circa 1941 
4          33          2106 Jewish Congregation of Graterford Prison           undated
4          34          2107 Congregation Atereth Israel 1911 pinkas (copies and negatives)          1993
4          35          2108 B'nai B'rith Museum's sports exhibit          1989
4          36          2110 "Kosher Kitty Kelly" Franklin Theater broadside (copies and negatives)          undated
5          1          2111 Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center at the Blach Institute publicity photos, 20th anniversary           1992
5          2          2112 South Street Butchers Corporation charter (copies and negatives)          undated
5          3          2114 Strawberry Mansion Council of Block Organizations award presentation to Cecil B. Moore (copy and negative)          circa 1950
5          4          2121 Ida Cahan Holmstock family          circa 1920
5          5          2131 Korean War (photocopies)          June 1952 
5          6          2191 Unidentified family          circa 1900
5          7          2212 Ethel S. Wannemacher, Director Red Cross Psychiatric Social Service          circa 1945
5          8          2241 B'nai B'rith, Greenhill Lodge          circa 1985
5          9          2255 Jewish Geneological Society visit to the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center at the Blach Institute           June 16, 1993
5          10          2256 Germantown Jewish Centre (copy and negative)          undated
5          11          2257 Neziner Synagogue (copy and negative)          undated
5          12          2270 Sketches of Mrs. C. W. Davenport and Peter A. B. Widener by Harry S. Moskovitz          undated
5          13          2274 B. Snyder tailor shop, West Philadelphia (photocopy)           undated
5          14          2303 Prushin-Shershow Beneficial Association 100th anniversary celebration           1989
5          15          2311 Ahavas Achim Talmud Torah (photocopy)          undated
5          16          2406 Hebrew Sunday School Society 1913 medal          undated
5          17          2422 New Jersey farming communities          circa 1990
5          18          2424 Jesse Levis, baseball player          circa 1995
5          19          2425 Old Original Levis Hot Dogs          1991-1993
5          20          2428 Workmen's Circle Camp Hofnung, Pipersville, PA          circa 1950
5          21          2466 Friedman's Majestic Beverages assembly line           circa 1930
5          22          2473 Aleph Zadik Aleph Chester championship basketball team          circa 1950
5          23          2539 Har Hazesim Cemetery          undated
5          24          2540 Har Nebo Cemetery (negatives)          circa 1990
5          25          2544 Workmen's Circle Camp Hofnung, Pipersville, PA (copies)          1945-1948
5          26          2553 Bennett Family          1906
5          27          2558 North Eastern Hebrew Orphans Home          circa 1927
5          28          2579 Beth Israel Congregation (Lansdale, Pa.) confirmation class          undated
5          29          2588 Smuckler family Passover dinner (copy)          April 18, 1924
5          30          2589 Cooper family           1921
5          31          2590 Edward T. Stotesbury and Jack Merves           December 25, 1922
5          32          2602 1930s street scenes used by Harry Boonin for publication (copies)          undated
5          33          2603 Rodeph Shalom 125th anniversary class (copy and negative)          1925
5          34          2608 Peddler from Jewish Publication Society publication (copy and negative)          undated
5          35          2609 Lily Schwartz           1996
5          36          2610 Sue Popkin and Ernst Presselsen           1996
5          37          2611 Rabbi Yohlin and family           1996
5          38          2624 Rains and Starr families          circa 1912
5          39          2625 Gold Brothers Radio Orchestra (copy)          undated
5          40          2638 Zevin's Pharmacy (copy)          undated
5          41          2649 Mercantile Club auditorium (copy and negative)          undated
5          42          2651 HSSS copies          undated
5          43          2652 Ladies Zion Society badge          undated
5          44          2653 Po'ale Zioinst lapel pin          undated
5          45          2654 Hebrew Education Society Industrial School (copies of drawings)           undated
5          46          2656 Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, 25th anniversary committee           circa 1997
5          47          2657 Malcolm Stern           undated
5          48          2694 Pioneer Women, Business Professional Chapter          circa 1979
5          49          2700 Herbert Fineman testimonial ceremony           October 23, 1959
5          50          2703 Jewish People's Fraternal Order          circa 1940
5          51          2704 Jewish War Veterans Post 98           circa 1945
6          1          2730 Fuld's Furniture and Carpets (copies)          1914, 1935
6          2          2733 Lou Goldman Men's Clothing store employee holiday party (copy)           circa 1950
6          3          2734 The Victor Company          1925-1974
6          4          2735 Blumenthal Brothers Chocolate Company (copies)          circa 1911
6          5          2737 J. Lorber Company Roofing and Heating Suppies (copies)          circa 1932
6          6          2752 B. Rayman barber shop and candy store (copy)          circa 1925
6          7          2754 Israel Sopinsky, cabinet maker (copy)          circa 1920
6          8          2766 Altman's Bakery           circa 1932
6          9          2767 J. Goldberg Awnings and Slip Covers, 5th and Christian Streets          circa 1930
6          10          2770 Manny Nelson, newsstand at 13th and Market Streets          circa 1950
6          11          2771 Fried's Restaurant, 12th and Filbert Streets          circa 1912
6          12          2776 Bernard "Bobby" Caesar           1951-1956
6          13          2781 Morris Edelstein's jewelry store          circa 1925
6          14          2784 Fisher Brothers Plumbing and Heating Supplies           circa 1950
6          15          2788 S. Seltzer Delicatessen and Grocery, 982 North 2nd Street (copy)          undated
6          16          2789 Congregation Tikvoh Chadoshoh           1972
6          17          2791 H. Benjamin and Yussel-Mayor Gording           circa 1905 
6          18          2795 Samuel Jacobson's The Ridge Locksmith and Bicycle Shop, 2334 Ridge Avenue          circa 1931
6          19          2798 D. Segal Meat Market, 423 South 6th Street (copy)          circa 1945
6          20          2799 Jake "Jack Kline, 28th and Master Streets (photocopy)          June 28, 1930
6          21          2802 Bers family           circa 1931
6          22          2803 Krieger Family (copies)          circa 1880
6          23          2804 Berman and Borock families (1 of 2)           1900-1920
6          24          2804 Berman and Borock families (2 of 2)          1900-1920
6          25          2807 Benn's Men's Wear, 314 E. Girard Avenue (copy)           circa 1935
6          26          2808 "Traditions in Transition" Balch Institute exhibit (negatives)          undated
6          27          2830 Robert Bruce Knitwear           circa 1935
6          28          2857 Lou's Market, 1023 Columbia Avenue and            circa 1938
6          29          2860 Camp Moledet, Camp Pinemere, Camp Saginaw, and Camp Sholom          1947-1954
6          30          2871 Epstein Family Photographs Folder 1          1880-1920
6          31          2871 Epstein Family Photographs Folder 2          1880-1920
6          32          2871 Epstein Family Photographs Folder 3          1880-1920
6          33          2880 Camp Canadensis           1943-1946
6          34          2892 Plaque indicating the final resting place of those previously interred in Belcoville, N.J. from Sons of Zion Congregation and Amuneth Israel Congregation now in a Woodbine N.J. Cemetery          undated
6          35          2949 Victor Freedman, Carole Packing Distributors          circa 1920
6          36          2955 Cross Brothers Meat Packers Incorporated          circa 1935
6          37           Burroughs estate, 16th and Locust Streets          circa 1925
6          38           Jewish seamstress          circa 1900
6          39           Neighborhood Centre South, Marshall and Porter Streets sketch          circa 1925
6          40           Pennsylvania Railroad Station, 30th Street          May 17, 1931
6          41           Stern the Caterer truck          1934