Once Upon a Time…11.11.2016

Posted on August 8th, 2017 by

The Baltimore Jewish Times publishes unidentified photographs from the collection of Jewish Museum of Maryland each week. If you can identify anyone in these photos and more information about them, contact Joanna Church by email at jchurch@jewishmuseummd.org

JMM 1999.23.49

JMM 1999.23.49

Date run in Baltimore Jewish Times:  November 11, 2016

PastPerfect Accession #:  1999.23.49

Status: Partially Identified! Mrs. Sarah Ambush, cook at the Johns Hopkins University kosher dining hall, stands in the back row to the far right. All others unidentified – do you recognize these happy diners? Photo taken in the early 1980s.

Thanks To: Rena Levin

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Once Upon a Time…11.04.2016

Posted on August 1st, 2017 by

The Baltimore Jewish Times publishes unidentified photographs from the collection of Jewish Museum of Maryland each week. If you can identify anyone in these photos and more information about them, contact Joanna Church by email at jchurch@jewishmuseummd.org

1996174005

Date run in Baltimore Jewish Times:  November 4, 2016

 

PastPerfect Accession #:  1996.174.5

 

Status: Unidentified. Unknown wedding couple, c. 1920 – do you know them?

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A “Just Married!” Extra – Wedding Gifts (Part 1)

Posted on July 28th, 2017 by

Curators have to make choices: not everything can make it into an exhibit, and there’s seldom enough space to share every interesting fact about the things that are on display. That’s where social media comes in! Here’s a closer look at another “Just Married” story.

There are many more parts to a wedding story than we were able to fit into the gallery.  We have a number of lovely and/or interesting wedding gifts in our collections; let’s take a look at a few!

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Gift of Rose L. Kornblatt. JMM 1987.130.021

Gift of Rose L. Kornblatt. JMM 1987.130.021

Anna Smotritsky and Jacob Kornblatt were married in Baltimore on August 18, 1902.  A few years later, Anna turned the train of her wedding gown into a bris gown for their oldest son, Joseph (it’s on display in “Just Married!”); she also carefully saved several of her wedding gifts, including this molded glass goblet.

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Gift of Beatrice B. Colvin. JMM 1999.076.001

Gift of Beatrice B. Colvin. JMM 1999.076.001

Not every treasured (or useful) gift needs to be of expensive material or from a fancy store. This ceramic figurine of a reading rabbi was given to donor and her husband as a wedding present in 1937, by his nephew; they used it as a bookend.

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Gift of William Saxon, Jr. JMM 1994.078.041

Gift of William Saxon, Jr. JMM 1994.078.041

Non-material gifts are not a new trend, as shown by another 1937 wedding present: In honor of the marriage of Marjorie Saxon and Ira Leonard Meyer, the Gordons planted one tree through the Jewish National Fund.  This stylish certificate was given to the bride and groom in acknowledgement.

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