MS 191 Sadie B. and Rossetta Feldman Family Collection

Posted on April 28, 2011 by

One of the things I love about family collections is their electic nature.  The following collection is small, but contains a range of materials from a ketubah to political cartoons to yearbooks and prayerbooks.

Invitation to the wedding of Minnie Bearman and J. Feldman, 1894. 1989.156.4

Sadie B. and Rossetta Feldman Family Collection 1889-1960

MS 191

Cartoon by Samson Feldman published in the Baltimore Sun c.1917. 1989.156.1


The Sadie B. and Rossetta Feldman Family Collection was donated to the Jewish Museum of Maryland in 1987, 1989 and 1993 as accessions 1987.149, 1989.156, 1993.035 by Sadie and Rosetta Feldman. The collection was processed by Jennifer Vess in December 2010.

Access to the collection is unrestricted and is available to researchers at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the Jewish Museum of Maryland before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library’s usual procedures.

Cover on the dedication booklet for the new YM&YWHA building on Monument Street, 1930. 1987.149.3

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Joseph Feldman (also known as Simon) emigrated from Russia to the United States as a child.  In 1894 he married Minnie Baerman, a childhood friend, in Savannah, Georgia.  Joseph and Minnie had five children: Walter, Harry, Samson, Rossetta and Sadie (c.1910-2005).  Joseph lived in Covington, Virginia at the time of his marriage, but moved to Baltimore at some later date.

 Samson Feldman (d. April 16, 1983), the oldest son of Minnie and Joseph Feldman, attended Baltimore City College (graduation 1919), Johns Hopkins University, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and MICA.  He worked at Hub, but became an advertising executive at Samson Merchandising and Advertising Service.

Article about Rossetta Feldman, 1911. 1989.156.6


The Sadie B. and Rossetta Feldman Family Collection contains photographs, yearbooks, business cards, citizenship records, marriage documentation, and books related mostly to their brother Samson Feldman and their father Joseph (Simon) Feldman.  The documents are organized chronologically with a prayer book at the end.


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