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Artifacts

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Summary Information
Administrative Information
Collection Inventory
Unboxed
Army Uniforms
Badges, Pins, Buttons, Medals & Ribbons
Businesses Artifacts
Wedding Dresses
Ceramic and Glass
Desk Embossers, Seals, and Offical Stamps
Fox Family/Lewis Fox
Garments & Fashion Accessories
Matzah Covers
Organizations
Personal Artifacts, Miscellaneous
Politics
Religious/Ritual Objects [synagogue related]
Small Books, Ledgers, and Journals
Tefellin & Tallis Bags
Film: On Shelf (Oversized)
Machzorim Belonging to Rabbi I. Hurewitz
Cantorial Music Books, Prayer Books [Original]
Hand-made Matzo Cover, embroidery, donated by Denise Mann
Commemorations

Summary Information

Repository
Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford
Title
Artifacts
ID
0016.123.001
Date [inclusive]
Bulk, 1850-1950
Extent
35.0 Cubic feet
Language
English
Biographical/Historical
Scope and Contents
The JHSGH Artifacts collection consists of objects and other ephemera relating to individuals and organizations in the Greater Hartford community.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information
Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford

333 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT, 06117
860-727-6171
ekafer@jewishhartford.org

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Collection Inventory

Unboxed
Shofar picture
Child's tallit
Tzedakah boxes/ Yeshiva of Hartford donate by Ida Ginsberg
Tzedakah boxes/ Palestine Orphanage donate by Edna Shain Farber
South end Hebrew women’s Talmud torah
B'nai Brith Ararat Lodge cup dated
Kiddush cup from J. Koplowitz golden wedding
2 High Holiday, Rosh Hashanah, pictures donated b Irene Tabatsky
Haggadah, c. 1896, donated by Hebrew Home
1 Wedgwood (light blue) covered candy dish
1 teapot with sugar and creamer
3 prayer books for World War II Servicemen
Wooden nickel
Jewish War rally Banner, 1918
Red cross book donor's card, 1942
Max Yaffe award ad booklet, moved to JWV artifact box
Israeli key ring
Oil lamp
Pitcher from Israel

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Army Uniforms
Midrasha banner and two t-shirts

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Badges, Pins, Buttons, Medals & Ribbons
Army uniform worn and donated by Muriel Phillips Engleman
Agudas Achim medals (2)
Brown School lapel pin, 1915 (belonged to North, Rose Rater - mother of Paula Smith)
Charter Oak enamel pin (donated by H. Funkenstein)
Council of Jewish Women button
Dedication ribbon of Buckley Bridge 1908 with gold-plated medallion, (donated by Selma Schwartz)
Emanuel Synagogue Religious School Award pin
Florence Nightingale club pin, c. 1930
Free Soviet Jews button
Greater Hartford Baseball League 1974, 1976 buttons (2)
Hebrew Home & Hospital Large Button Pin ("Love is Ageless")
Hebrew Home & Hospital Large Button Pin, 1986 Groundbreaking (w/ green ribbon)
Hebrew Home & Hospital Small Button Pin, (teal blue, "Keep the Promise" -- created for Abrahms Blvd. facility fundraising)
Health Commisioner Badge 1920-1923 (belonged to Kashman, Benjamin)
Hartford Alderman Third Ward badge (belonged to Ellis, Robert I.)
Israel Independence, 30th Anniversary button, 1978, (donated by Phyllis Wachspress)
Jewish National Fund Button 1920s, w/ light blue and white ribbon
John Hay Lodge Medal, 1906 [see Artifacts/Organizations box for accompanied certifiicates)
Kone, Samuel Medals (5) and Ribbons (2) -- (inc. Jewish Consumptives Relief Society, Knignts of Pythias, Independent Order of B'rith Abraham)
Life Member Hartford Yeshiva lapel/hat pin, 1990s
Military Census, 1917 Badge with Ribbon (Local Board, 3rd District)
Mount Sinai Hospical Auxiliary lapel pin
Municipal Celebration, 1919 Committee Badge w/ ribbon (red, white, blue)
Retired Policeman badge Hartford, 1950 (belonged to Beizer, Jacob)
Square dancing badge belonging to Lillian and Vic Harriet
Star of David button
Yale button, 1933 (belonged to Vic Harris)
Joint Distribution Committee Conference, Philadelphia, 1925 (belonged to J. Hoffenberg)

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Businesses Artifacts
Children's curlers made from scups of leather by farmer in Colchester for extra income
Crown Market bottle caps (2)
Davidson and Leventhal (D & L) charge card (Mrs. Edward Lotstein)
Davidson and Leventhal (D & L) plastic shopping bag (blue and gray 17" x 13")
Farmer's Egg Scale, 1930's?
Finkelstein's Shoe Store - Shoe horn c. 1915 (donated by Ada and Jennie Wald)
G. Fox gift box (9 1/2" x 9 1/2", red)
G. Fox gift box (17" x 13", mauve)
G. Fox gift box (6" x 6" x 2", ivory with G. Fox lettering in script)
G. Fox merchandise (Hane's pantyhose in new packaging with labeled price)
G. Fox paper bag (9 1/2" x 7 1/2", mauve)
G. Fox price tags
Haddad's Linen Store receipt (1920s) with G. Fox tag affixed
Kashmann's promotional items -- button advertisement, hearts
Kashmann's wooden pictoral advertisement plague (donated by Marjorie Walton)
L.B. Haas & Company (tobacco) medallion commemorating business 1855-1953
Marlow's Inc. 50th Anniversary pot holder (gold with lettering)
Marlow's Inc. Shopping bag (white with red lettering "Marlow for Everything")
Miss Chocolate Fundraising - Barton's for Passover pens (3 pens)
Peddler license 1915, donate by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Paul
Peddler license badge, NYC #19772 (belonging to Jack Paul's father)
Savitt shopping bag, large with red and yellow lettering - "POMG"
Tailor's Thimble c.1850

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Wedding Dresses
Bertha Seide Cohan's wedding dress

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Ceramic and Glass
Title & Rich Fashion Shop cloth pictograph mounted on wooden plaque
Afula Municipality, Israel china plate,
Advertising plates (2) of Nathan Baggish bakery c. 1915, (donated by Mrs. Morris Weiss)
Ceramic mugs (w/ broken handles and designations) (donated by daughters of Joseph B. and Lizzie Yael)
Commemorative plate, 20th anniversary of Rabbi P. Lazowsky, 1974
Promotional Mug "Smirnoff mule", (copper-plated)
Shaving Mug/ Samuel Hartman
Shaving Mug/ Isaac Kashman
Silver Loving Cup, 1923 (YMHA to Daniel C. Melrose)
Wine Decanters (3, clear glass)

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Desk Embossers, Seals, and Offical Stamps
Sabbat plates, decorative [1 ceramic, metal/enamel plated]
Ados Israel, 1917
Aladdin Shop -- office stamps from c. 1930 (donated by Emma Cohen)
Hebrew Ladies Free Loan Association office stamp c. 1900 (donated by Rabbi Avigdor)
New Britain federation Seal

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Fox Family/Lewis Fox
Shoor foundation seal
American Flags (2)
Award plates dedicated to Lewis Fox (3)
Bible
Black and orange knit tie (Princeton related)
Brass and enamel breast plate for Torah scroll
Cap with initials "A.H.C." (Asylum Hill Cadets)
Ceremonial hood and gown worn by Lewis Fox at reception of honorary doctoral degree
Felt armband with initials "NWS" (Noah Webster School)
Four pennnants labeled: Camp Greylock, Clio, Camp Wigwam, and Princeton
Honor Society plaque awarded to Beatrice Auerbach
H.P.H.S. Yearbook, 1977
Large felt banner labeled "Princeton 1926"
Leather three-ring binder
Music book of Miriam Stern Fox

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Garments & Fashion Accessories
Sewing kit of Miriam Stern Fox
Feather used by Sophie Tucker
Annie fisher purse fan and handkerchief case donated by Mr. and Mrs. R. Bagley
Russian boot donate by Natalie Ziplow
Shawl (1850s, black) donated by Ruth and Jack Sacks
Elbert Weinberg’s dress (white)
Crocheted sign Jewish Historical Society made and donated by Doris Hurwitz, 1982
Bris outfit and bowties donated by Julius Adler

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Matzah Covers
Women’s Night cap donated by Beatrice Sisk

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Organizations
Hand-made matzah cover, donated by Denese Mann
Hebrew Women’s Home for Children, foundation laying trowel 1928
Jewish Center, Asylum Avenue, mezzuzah (set in glass plate)
John Hay Lodge certificates, Knights of Pythias,1906 (2) (donated by Isaac Missal;s family) -- [see badges/pin/medals box for accompanied medal]
Judith Lodge #33 Independent Order of the Free Sons of Israel, organized 1871 wooden gavel
Mt Sinai Hospital, foundation laying trowel, 1948
Talmud Torah 1912 cornerstone box (metal)
Tzedakah boxes/ Jewish Children’s Service Organization (JCSO), 1915-1920
Israel at 60, memorial t-shirt, produced for June 1, 2008 event sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford

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Personal Artifacts, Miscellaneous
Tzedakah boxes/ Yeshiva of Hartford (donated by Arline Wolansky)
Button hook of S. H. Rosenthal
Eyeglasses, 1900s in Gold frame belonged to David Abramovitz, donated by Irene Tabatsky
Hat Pins, 1910 (2) (12" long w/ jeweled tops) donated by Esther Slavkin
Lead dreidle made by father of Dr. Morris Cohen, donated by Seth Brown
Military Dogtags (belonged to Rosker, Esther)
Medicine container (tin w/ lining), German c. 1930s
Mortar & Pestle, c. late 1800's, Germany
Mother's Day card, 1916
Olive wood gavel, gift from Israel (gift of Sam Kellin, 1969)
Ten Commandments written head of a pin, donate by Flora Kaplan Dublin

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Politics
Weaver High School Diploma (belonged to Rosker, Esther)
Campaign button; Gloria Schaffer, U. S. Senate
Campaign button; Abe/ Abraham Ribicoff
Campaign buttons; Abe '74, Jerry Wagner (Senate), Joe Lieberman (Senate)
White skull cap reading "2000 Lieberman"
Oversized -- Abe Ribicoff plastic shopping bag, 1974

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Religious/Ritual Objects [synagogue related]
Agudas Achim commemorative print block plate (Memorial Service)
Agudas Achim groundbreaking trowel, 1928 [given to Barney Wachtel]
Agudas Achim Skull Caps (2) (commemorating Diamond Jubilee 1881-1962)
Anniversary plate (clear glass), 50th, Emmanuel Synagogue
Challah cover
Door handle, Florence Street synagogue
Haggadah of Passover, scroll
"Keren Ami" box donated by Shirley Seltzer
Kippah, early 1800s from Vilna
Kippah, 18th Annual Testimonial Dinner Congregation Teferes Israel, 1974 in honor of Rabbi Haskel Lindenthal
Kippots, c. 1900 (3) from Chesterfield, CT synagogue (donated by Ben Schwab)
Matzo cover (hand-embroidered) and Passover Saltcellar (donated by Mrs. Michael Fleisher)
Matzo cover (cloth/powder blue)
Matzo cover (green w/ hand embroidery) of Florence Welk Marder, donated by Sarah Plen
Skullcap (white), Connecticut Orthodox Youth Conference
Skullcap from Eastern Europe early 1800s
Skullcap [rose colored, unidentified]

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Small Books, Ledgers, and Journals
Wimpel of William Rothschild c. 1860 donated by Sam Hoffenberg
Annie Fisher Bible (donated by Eleanor Bagley)
Autograph Album 1883-1886 (owned by Knock, Adeline)
"Daniel Deronda" by George Eliot, 2 vols. given to Cantor Israel Tabatsky on Bar Mitvah
Gelb's Hartford City Directory, 1850 (donated by Bea Hirschberg, 1995)
Genesis, English translation (belonged to M. Mancall)
Pharmaceutical Notebook of Samuel Maislen
Prayers/blessing book for Klein-Frankel Wedding 1938
Prayer book, c. 1855 donated by Mrs. Rose Weinberg
Prayer books (2) of Abraham Dubrow donated by Mr. and Mrs. Kurnitsky
Rubiyat of Omer Kyam in Yiddish, donated by Sophie Botack Kellin
Siddur, Book of Psalms 1848
Sephath Emeth (Speech of Truth) Prayerbook, Orders of Prayer for the Whole Year

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Tefellin & Tallis Bags
Upsilon Lambda Phi Fraternity Directory, 1932
Tallis bag, 1920s/ Suisman, Michael
Tallis bag, 1950s/ Sudarsky, Michael
Hand-embroidered tallit bag (black) (donated by Mrs. Michael Fleisher)
Tefellin in bag of Pichus Baggish, grandfather (donated by P. Baggish, 1980)
Tefillin bag, c. 1895 used by father of Harry Goldberg
Tefillin and bag 1905 wedding present, (donated by Morris Robbins) - two sets of Tefellin
Hand-made tefillin bags c. 1850 one with tefillin (donated by Michael Sudarsky)
Tallit, large (donated by Harriet Katz)
3 Tallit bags w/ tefillin [unidentified]

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Film: On Shelf (Oversized)
Tallit in Bag of Dr. William Leichner (1883-1943)
2011.01 "Jews in Early Hartford" 16mm film, release print
2011.02 "About People: Jews of Hartford 1900-1925", 16mm film
2011.03 "Mission to Israel", 16mm film, 1953-4
2011.04 "About People: Greater Hartford Section-NCJW Justice for Children", TV Panel, moderated by Norma Schatz

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Machzorim Belonging to Rabbi I. Hurewitz

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Cantorial Music Books, Prayer Books [Original]

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Hand-made Matzo Cover, embroidery, donated by Denise Mann

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Commemorations
Yellin Saloon, small glasses (2)
Citation of Honor (framed), Dr. Morris Cohen (from JHSGH)
Citation of Honor (plaque), Herman P. Kopplemann (from Emanual Synagogue)
Doorplates, (metal-plated) (3) for JHSGH exhibits
Exhibit plate (brass) presented by the Hartford Hebrew Women's Aid Society

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