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Fine art portfolio : illustrating some of the exhibits of the H. Ephraim Benguiat Fine Art Museum Collection and the historical Damascus Palace

Author:
Benguiat Art Museum  Search this
Benguiat, Ephraim  Search this
Adler, Cyrus 1863-1940  Search this
Author:
Casanowicz, Immanuel M.  Search this
Subject:
Benguiat Art Museum  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Physical description:
55 pages : illustrations ; 20 x 28 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Catalogs and collections
Date:
1904
Topic:
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Islamic art  Search this
Call number:
N611.B46 A5 1904
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_457813

Division of Cultural History Judaica Collection

Donor:
Cohen, Henry, Reverand  Search this
Ahlborn, Richard E.  Search this
Harris, Michael  Search this
Deinard, Ephraim  Search this
Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940  Search this
Luchs, Leopold  Search this
Lipkowitz, Sylvia E.  Search this
Marks, Michael Neil  Search this
Marks, Cara Goldberg  Search this
Howland, S. S.  Search this
Hartogensis, Henry S.  Search this
Krauss, S., Father  Search this
Kantrowitz, J.H.  Search this
Neeman, Zipora  Search this
Sulzberger, Mayer, 1843-1923  Search this
Sulzberger, S.  Search this
Extent:
22 Cubic feet (32 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Eulogies
Etchings
Lithographs
Letters
Ketubahs
Greeting cards
Prayers
Photographs
Petitions
Manuscripts
Posters
Poems
Proclamations
Prints
Sermons
Sukkah decorations
Wills
Envelopes
Betrothal contracts
Calendars
Receipts
Amulets
Divorce records
Engravings
Certificates
Deeds
Place:
Russia
Palestine
Syria
Slovakia
Crimea
France
India
Israel
Germany
Holland
Italy
Date:
1639-1980
Scope and Contents:
The collection is a compilation of gifts from numerous donors, of documents relating to Judaism in numerous countries and the United States. Documents include betrothal contracts, bills of divorcement, eulogies, memorial plaques, candle labels, Jewish calendars, sukkah decorations, certificates of ritual slaughter, prayers, poems, sermons, and other types of documents.
Arrangement:
Collection is unarranged.
Historical Note:
The Judaica Collection at the Smithsonian is the oldest of its type in the United States. The archival collection is comprised of various documents, prints, sukkah decorations, marriage contracts, and memorial candle labels from Europe and the Middle East. The bulk of the collection was transferred in the 1960's to the National Museum of History and Technology (later, the National Museum of American History). A portion of the collection (artifact-related) still resides in the National Museum of Natural History. For a detailed description of items found in the collection see Cohen Grossman, Grace and Richard Ahlborn. "Judaica at the Smithsonian: Cultural Politics as Cultural Model." Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology, Number 52, 1997.

The first Judaica collections were acquired by the Smithsonian specifically for the World's Columbian Exposition in 1890. The next large Judaica collection was acquired in 1902 with the purchase of a torah case and Sukkah ornaments from Ephraim Deinard, bibliophile, Hebrew author and independent book dealer. A native of Latvia, Deinard immigrated to the United States in 1888. By 1913, Deinard had amassed a large collection of Judaica from Europe and the Middle East. He eventually deposited, between 1920 and 1927, almost 600 objects to the Smithsonian. The collection remained on loan until 1955 when Deinard's heirs donated the collection. It was 10 years later with the opening of the National Museum of History and Technology (National Museum of American History), that there was a renewed interest in collecting Judaica objects. A small number of Judaica objects have been acquired since then. The archival collection is housed at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Related Materials:
Cohen Grossman, Grace and Richard Ahlborn. "Judaica at the Smithsonian: Cultural Politics as Cultural Model." Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology, Number 52, 1997.

See: https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/2452
Separated Materials:
This collection has related artifacts in the Division of Home and Community Life.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by the following donors:

J.H. Kantrowitz.,Purchase,1889; Mrs. S. Sulzberger, Gift; Leopold Luchs, Gift; Dr. Cyrus Adler ,Gift; Mayer Sulzberger, Purchase; Rev. Henry Cohen, Gift.,1897; William Wesley and Son, Purchase; Father S. Krauss, Gift.,1902; S.S. Howland, Bequest.,1902; Ephraim Deinard, Purchase.,1902; Mrs. Simon Kann,Gift.,1920; Henry S. Hartogensis,Gift,1920; Ms. L. Lieberman,Gift,1924; Ephraim Deinard,Gift; Cara Goldberg Marks, Michael Neil Marks.,Gift; Michael Harris, Gift, 1982; Richard E. Ahlborn,Gift, 1986; Sylvia E. Lipkowitz, Gift, 1987; and Neeman, Zipora,Gift, 1988.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jewish funeral rites and ceremonies  Search this
Jewish mourning customs  Search this
Art, Jewish  Search this
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Jews -- Social life and customs  Search this
Judaism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Eulogies
Etchings
Lithographs
Letters
Ketubahs
Greeting cards
Prayers
Photographs -- 19th century
Petitions
Manuscripts
Posters
Poems
Proclamations
Prints
Sermons
Sukkah decorations
Wills
Envelopes
Betrothal contracts
Calendars
Receipts
Amulets
Divorce records
Engravings
Certificates
Deeds
Citation:
Division of Cultural History Judaica Collection, 1639-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1160
See more items in:
Division of Cultural History Judaica Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1160
Additional Online Media:

Jewish ceremonial art and religious observance

Author:
Kanof, Abram 1903-  Search this
Physical description:
253 p. 270 illus. (25 col.) 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1970
[1970]
Topic:
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Call number:
NK1672.K34X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_200655

Beauty in holiness; studies in Jewish customs and ceremonial art

Author:
Gutmann, Joseph  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi,513 p. illus., facsims. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1970
[1970]
Topic:
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Judaism--Customs and practices  Search this
Call number:
N8197 .G78X
N8197.G78X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_13635

Jewish art and civilization / editor-in-chief: Geoffrey Wigoder

Author:
Wigoder, Geoffrey 1922-  Search this
Physical description:
351 p : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
C1972
Topic:
Jews--Civilization  Search this
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Call number:
N7415 .W66 1972
N7415.W66 1972
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_183507

Kultura ocalona : katalog wystawy poświęconej kulturze Żydów polskich / [katalog opracowała Barbara Askanas ... et al.]

Author:
Askanas, Barbara  Search this
Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie  Search this
Physical description:
58 p., [76] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Poland
Date:
1983
Topic:
Jewish art  Search this
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Call number:
N7255.P6K85 1983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_228681

Perspectives in Jewish art / by Jon Craig Chisholm

Author:
Chisholm, Jon Craig  Search this
Physical description:
x, 181 leaves : ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1985
1981
Topic:
Judaism and art  Search this
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Jewish art  Search this
Call number:
NK1672 .C54 1981a
NK1672.C54 1981a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_258416

Jewish art and civilization. Editor-in-chief: Geoffrey Wigoder

Author:
Wigoder, Geoffrey 1922-  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. illus. (part col.) 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
[1972]
Topic:
Jews--Civilization  Search this
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Call number:
DS113 .W46X
DS113.W46X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_26216

A collector's guide to Judaica / Jay Weinstein ; with 352 illustrations, 32 in color

Author:
Weinstein, Jay  Search this
Physical description:
240 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1985
Topic:
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Judaism--Liturgical objects  Search this
Call number:
NK1672 .W42 1985
NK1672.W42 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_279231

Celebrating rites of passage : Judaic treasures from the Jewish Museum

Author:
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Judaism--Liturgical objects--Exhibitions  Search this
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Jews--Social life and customs--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NK4702.N4 J59 1983
NK4702.N4J59 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_290186

Nerot mitzvah : contemporary ideas for light in Jewish ritual / [exhibition curator : Amalyah Zipkin]

Author:
Zipkin, Amalyah  Search this
Muzeʼon Yiśraʼel (Jerusalem)  Search this
Physical description:
92 p. : ill. ; 22 x 24 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1986
Topic:
Candles and lights (Jewish law)  Search this
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Call number:
BM657.C3 N45 1986Z
BM657.C3N45 1986Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_339093

Jewish symbolic art / Abram Kanof

Author:
Kanof, Abram 1903-  Search this
Physical description:
112 p., 115 p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Jewish art  Search this
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Symbolism in art  Search this
Call number:
N7415 .K16 1990
N7415.K16 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_420731

Jewish art masterpieces from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem / [edited by] Iris Fishof

Author:
Fishof, Iris  Search this
Muzeʼon Yiśraʼel (Jerusalem)  Search this
Subject:
Muzeʼon Yiśraʼel (Jerusalem)  Search this
Physical description:
119 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Jerusalem
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Jewish art  Search this
Art  Search this
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Call number:
N7414.8.I75 J56 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_477675

The Ark of the Covenant / Roderick Grierson and Stuart Munro-Hay

Author:
Grierson, Roderick  Search this
Munro-Hay, S. C (Stuart C.) 1947-2004  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 372 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1999
Topic:
Ark of the Covenant--Miscellanea  Search this
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Call number:
BM657.A8 G75 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_596875

Israël à travers les âges, Petit Palais, Paris, mai-septembre 1968. [Préfaces par Étienne Coche de La Ferté et M. Avi Yonah.]

Author:
Musée du Petit Palais (Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) illus. (part col.) 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1968
Topic:
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Call number:
N8197 .I8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_646895

Abram and Frances Kanof collection : modern ceremonial objects, catalog

Author:
B'nai B'rith Klutznick Museum  Search this
Subject:
Kanof, Abram 1903- Art collections  Search this
Kanof, Frances Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
15 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1958
[1958?]
Topic:
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Call number:
N7417.6 .A27 1958
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_736549

The birth of a ritual object : on the introduction, development and context of the Pidyon Haben vessel / Rebecca Sandler

Author:
Sandler, Rebecca  Search this
Physical description:
85 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
2004
Topic:
Judaism--Liturgical objects  Search this
Redemption of the first-born  Search this
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Call number:
NK1672 .S26 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_748927

Far from Zion : Jews, diaspora, memory / Jason Francisco

Author:
Francisco, Jason  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 115 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Portraits
Date:
2006
Topic:
Documentary photography  Search this
Jewish families  Search this
Jews  Search this
Jewish cemeteries  Search this
Jewish diaspora  Search this
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Jews--Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_798427

Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert : a retrospective : [exhibition] the Jewish Museum, New York, March 31 through August 8, 1976

Author:
Wolpert, Ludwig Yehuda 1900-  Search this
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Wolpert, Ludwig Yehuda 1900-  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1976
C1976
Topic:
Jewish artists  Search this
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Art metal-work  Search this
Call number:
NK6412.W6W86
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_107022

Egyházi gyűjtemények kincsei : Iparművészeti Múzeum, Budapest, 1979 Október-1980 január = Treasures of the ec[c]lesiastical collections : Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, October 1979-January 1980

Author:
Dávid, Katalin  Search this
Maros, Szilvia  Search this
Iparművészeti Múzeum (Hungary)  Search this
Physical description:
[56] p. : chiefly ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Hungary
Date:
1979
1979?]
Topic:
Art, Hungarian  Search this
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Call number:
N6816 .E32
N6816.E32
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_168297

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