Guide to the Hebrew Publishing Company Collection,

AR 7099

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Finding aid created in 2009 represents an unprocessed archival collection. Finding aid is in English.

Creator:Hebrew Publishing Company (New York, N.Y.)
Title:Hebrew Publishing Company Collection
Abstract:Jewish New Year greeting cards printed in Germany for the Hebrew Publishing Company in the early 20th century.
Languages:This collection is in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Quantity:41 items
Identification:AR 7099
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Scope and Content Note

This is a collection of 41 greeting cards “printed in Germany” probably for an American market, carrying traditional New Year’s wishes in Hebrew and in English. All cards are richly illustrated in bright colors, depicting various scenes of Jewish life, such as families celebrating around festively set tables, Bar Mitzvah blessings, wedding ceremonies and others.

Folded cards are illustrated with flowers, birds or nature scenes and have printed poems or poetic well-wishes in English, Hebrew and Yiddish on the insight.

Three postcards depict Jewish homes; one postcard shows scenes from the Holy Land, another one portraits biblical women, and a third one depicts the traditional instruction of children.

The “Shana Tova Schiffskarte” (“Good Year Ship ticket”) in folder 4 is a colored re-print inviting a recipient to visit the USA, illustrated with ocean liners, a train, the Statue of Liberty, and American industry.

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

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Container List


Hebrew Publishing Company collection, ca. 1900

1 1 Greeting Cards -- 5 large pullouts  [ca. 1900]
1 2 Greeting Cards -- 4 small pullouts  [ca. 1900]
1 3 Greeting Cards -- 6 postcards  [ca. 1900]
1 4 “New Year ship ticket” [ca. 1900]
1 5 Greeting Cards -- 10 vellum French folds  [ca. 1900]
1 6 Greeting Cards -- 13 celluloid French folds  [ca. 1900]
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