Catalog of Catalogs Online, A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica

Water Street. World within a World
(173 words)

Author & Curator

Norma Feingold.

Imprint

Worcester, Mass., USA, 1983. 64 pp., illustrations: 64 b&w, 25 × 21.5 cm. English.

Location

Worcester Historical Museum (30 November 1983–31 March 1984)

Description

The collective experience of Eastern European Jewish immigrants who settled in Worcester, Massachusetts between 1880 and 1945, and the centrality of Water Street to their new lives. Three main essays address the immigrants’ transition to America, their professions, and their culture. Appendix by Nancy Sadick presents statistics from the 1910 Federal Consensus. Separate map of Water Street details the tenement buildings of that time, and the names and professions of their known Jewish residents. Exhibition checklist in 6 sections, following the divisions and general layout of the exhibition. Numerous photographs and documents, including images of synagogues and cemeteries, and a few ceremonial objects (cat. nos. 56–58, 117–125). Short descriptive entries. 313 items.

main keywords

CEREMONIAL OBJECTS
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS
MASSACHUSETTS
PHOTOGRAPHS
WORCESTER, MASS.

minor keywords

Candlesticks/Candelabra
Cemeteries, United States
Challah covers
Costume
Eastern Europe
Hand-washing vessels
Hanukkah lamps
Historical photographs
Kiddush cups
Matzah covers/bags
Medals
Mikvah
Needlework/Embroidery
Pesach plates
Portraits
Posters
Prayerbooks/Mahzors
Purim pastries & molds
Shana Tova greeting cards
Stained glass
Synagogues, Massachusetts
Synagogues, United States
United States
Yiddish theater

Cite this page
“Water Street. World within a World”, in: Catalog of Catalogs Online, A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica. Consulted online on 02 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004444522_COCO_CC0765>
First published online: 2019



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