Color Our Collections 2018: A Visit to Sinai Hospital

Posted on February 9th, 2018 by

This week is #ColorOurCollections – a week-long coloring fest on social media organized by libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world. Using materials from their collections, these institutions are sharing free coloring content with the hashtag #ColorOurCollections and inviting their followers to color and get creative with their collections. #ColorOurCollections was launched by The New York Academy of Medicine Library in 2016.

Over on our social media channels, we’ve been using Fridays to highlight new additions to the JMM collections – and this week’s is a perfect cross over between a #FridayFeature and #ColorOurCollections: The Sinai Hospital Coloring Book!

Coloring book created by Nancy Schloss for pediatric patients at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, circa 1960. Gift of Heidi Schloss, JMM 2017.36.1.

Selections from Part 1

Download the Sinai Hospital Coloring Book Part 1

Selections from Part 2

Download the Sinai Hospital Coloring Book Part 2

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Sinai Hospital: A Treasure Trove of Photos

Posted on April 13th, 2017 by

The trove of photos donated to the JMM by the Baltimore Jewish Times is enormous. For the past several months, archives volunteer extraordinaire Marvin Specter has been scanning the images and making them viewable in our collections database, giving access to the images to researchers everywhere -including the JMM staff.

Marvin recently brought me a large folder of photos of Sinai Hospital—images I had not known about while preparing our Beyond Chicken Soup exhibition. I hope you will enjoy this small selection from the folder as much as I did. And please let us know if you are able to name any of the identified people shown in these photos! Email kfalk@jewishmuseummd.org.

Doctors and nurses who covered heads and faces, gloved their hands, draped pristine linens on their patients, and tossed used instruments into sterilized enameled basins marked the up-to-date- surgical procedures at the Hebrew Hospital and Asylum, c. 1920. Gift of the Baltimore Jewish Times, 2012.054.351.017.

Doctors and nurses who covered heads and faces, gloved their hands, draped pristine linens on their patients, and tossed used instruments into sterilized enameled basins marked the up-to-date- surgical procedures at the Hebrew Hospital and Asylum, c. 1920. Gift of the Baltimore Jewish Times, 2012.054.351.017.

This photo by Craig Terkowitz for the Baltimore Jewish Times, identified in the collection only as “generic hospital shot,” was probably taken in the early 1990s. It makes a nice contrast with the one above. Gift of the Baltimore Jewish Times, 2012.054.351.021.

This photo by Craig Terkowitz for the Baltimore Jewish Times, identified in the collection only as “generic hospital shot,” was probably taken in the early 1990s. It makes a nice contrast with the one above. Gift of the Baltimore Jewish Times, 2012.054.351.021.

This long line of Cadillac ambulances ferried patients from Sinai Hospital on Monument Street to the newly built hospital on Belvedere Avenue in 1959. Gift of the Baltimore Jewish Times, 2012.054.351.015.

This long line of Cadillac ambulances ferried patients from Sinai Hospital on Monument Street to the newly built hospital on Belvedere Avenue in 1959. Gift of the Baltimore Jewish Times, 2012.054.351.015.

This photo describes the nurses’ station as the “headquarters” of the emergency room at Sinai Hospital in 1996. L-R, Dr. Fred Sunness and Dr. Tariq Khan. J. Hwang, photographer. Gift of the Baltimore Jewish Times, 2012.054.351.024.

This photo describes the nurses’ station as the “headquarters” of the emergency room at Sinai Hospital in 1996. L-R, Dr. Fred Sunness and Dr. Tariq Khan. J. Hwang, photographer. Gift of the Baltimore Jewish Times, 2012.054.351.024.

Community volunteers have long filled many important roles in the work of hospitals. Here, Joshua Reiter entertains a patient in Sinai’s pediatric ward on “Straight from the Heart Day,” 1997. Kyle Bergner, photographer. Gift of the Baltimore Jewish Times, 2012.054.351.30.

Community volunteers have long filled many important roles in the work of hospitals. Here, Joshua Reiter entertains a patient in Sinai’s pediatric ward on “Straight from the Heart Day,” 1997. Kyle Bergner, photographer. Gift of the Baltimore Jewish Times, 2012.054.351.30.

Rose Birenbaum and David Weinstock stand in line at Sinai’s kosher café, new when this photo was taken in 1994. Craig Terkowitz, photographer. Gift of the Baltimore Jewish Times, 2012.054.351.056.

Rose Birenbaum and David Weinstock stand in line at Sinai’s kosher café, new when this photo was taken in 1994. Craig Terkowitz, photographer. Gift of the Baltimore Jewish Times, 2012.054.351.056.

While on Monument Street, Sinai Hospital’s gift shop was tucked under the stairs and staffed by white uniformed volunteers. Photo c. 1940, Sussman-Ochs Studio. Courtesy of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, CP 14.2015.002.

While on Monument Street, Sinai Hospital’s gift shop was tucked under the stairs and staffed by white uniformed volunteers. Photo c. 1940, Sussman-Ochs Studio. Courtesy of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, CP 14.2015.002.

Much enlarged in its suburban location, the gift shop was still staffed by the women of the Sinai Ladies Auxiliary, shown here in 1998. L-R: Pamela Platt, Beverly Epstein, Linda Smith, Elaine Lowen, Ann Robinson, and Debbie Effron. Kyle Bergner, photographer. Gift of the Baltimore Jewish Times, 2012.054.351.059.

Much enlarged in its suburban location, the gift shop was still staffed by the women of the Sinai Ladies Auxiliary, shown here in 1998. L-R: Pamela Platt, Beverly Epstein, Linda Smith, Elaine Lowen, Ann Robinson, and Debbie Effron. Kyle Bergner, photographer. Gift of the Baltimore Jewish Times, 2012.054.351.059.

karenA blog post by Curator Karen Falk. To read more posts from Karen click HERE. This post has also been published on the Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America website.

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Once Upon a Time…12.25.2015

Posted on August 30th, 2016 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

2010020139Date run in Baltimore Jewish Times:  December 25, 2015

PastPerfect Accession #:  2010.020.139

Status: Partially Identified! Attendees of a Sinai Nursing alumnae banquet, 1970: fifth man from left, back row: Morton Mower, MD. Right in front of him is his wife Toby Kurland Mower, RN. Photo by Jerry Esterson.

Thanks to: Eileen Lesser

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