Posted on March 20th, 2012 by Rachel
The Baltimore Jewish Times publishes unidentified photographs from the collection of Jewish Museum of Maryland each week. Click here to see the most recent photo on their website. If you can identify anyone in these photos and more information about them, contactJobi Zink, Senior Collections Manager and Registrar at 410.732.6400 x226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date run in Baltimore Jewish Times: July 22, 2011
PastPerfect Accession #: 2006.013.2064
Status: Unidentified: student in Walter Bohanen’s painting class. T
Posted on August 9th, 2011 by Rachel
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 Jobi Zink, Senior Collections Manager and Registrar at 410.732.6400 x226 or email@example.com
Date run in Baltimore Jewish Times: April 29, 2011
PastPerfect Accession #: 1995.189.499
Status: Identified! Harold Yatt in a work apron holding a tool at a Levindale JCC Art /Stone Carving class, 1984.
Special Thanks: Lynn Dopkin, Joyce Stern, anonymous, Emily R. Lipsitz, Phil Shapiro, Barry Yatt, Fran Stern, Myra Schein
Posted on July 28th, 2011 by Rachel
A blog post by Summer Intern Emilie Reed.
In doing image research for the articles to be featured in the Chosen Food exhibit, I found myself returning to one of the JMM’s largest photo collections often, whether the subject was food, festivals, even gardening. Name an aspect of life in Baltimore in the 70s and 80s, and this collection is likely to have it.
Which collection is it? In 2006, the JMM received thousands of photos that had been taken, mostly by Baltimore’s professional photographers of the time, as promotional images and to record the activities of the local JCC. Pull any random folder from the shelves, and you’re equally likely to see a nursery school seder, or photos of the adult dance class.
Children at a Preschool Seder (2006.013.1189)
These photos were an invaluable help in finding images to represent Passover and Hanukah. Many traditional Jewish foods are centered around holiday traditions, so finding a professional shot of children baking their own matzoh, or learning how to make latkes really helps to create a visually appealing emphasis on these traditions that complements the text of the article.
Children at the JCC baking their own Matzoh 2006.013.1192
A class of children learning how to make latkes 2006.013.2392
To illustrate an article about the New Jewish Food Movement, which is concerned with not only keeping kosher, but also treating the employees and animals who are a part of the food process well, I was able to find an image of the JCC gardening club hard at work. Small gardens to serve a community, rather than far away larger farms, is one of the concepts the NJFM focuses on as a part of eco-friendliness and connecting people to the earth their food comes from.
The JCC Gardening Club 2006.013.780b
The JCC collection is full of useful photos for future JMM publications, but at over 5000 items, it is a daunting task to record and digitize all of them. Over 2000 have been recorded to the database, and while less have been scanned, many gems are already safely archived on the JMM hard drives. It’s a long process, but one that will no doubt be worth it in the long run.