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Tel Aviv, Israel, 1999. IX, 255 pp.*, illustrations: 126 col., 343 b&w, 27 × 25.5. Hebrew, with English summary.
Postal and Philatelic Museum, Tel Aviv (February–August 1999)
Purim costumes and celebrations in Tel Aviv in the years leading up to Statehood. Five essays recall the sumptuous masquerade balls hosted by Bohemian dancer and painter Baruch Agadati, his annual Queen Esther competition, other notable Purim balls, children’s celebrations and costumes (particularly those with Zionist implications) and the carnival procession known as “Adloyada”. Hundreds of documentary photographs, supplemented by other material that reflects the new society developing in Eretz Israel and Tel Aviv during these difficult yet optimistic years. Objects include a Hanukkah lamp inscribed for the winner of the Esther competition of 1928 (p. 126), and an Esther crown made in the Bezalel style (p. 132). No itemized listing.
Bezalel Art School