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Baron family postcard collection

Print Collection 53

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Baron family
Title:
Baron family postcard collection
Date:
circa 1890s-1920s
Call Number:
Print Collection 53
Extent:
0.2 linear foot (1 box)
Language:
English
Language Note:
Captions are in French, Italian, and English.
Abstract:
This collection contains 113 postcards, largely documenting cities in France. For the most part, these postcards appear to be aimed at tourists, showing art, architecture (interior and exterior), memorials, landscapes, streets, and tourist attractions. There are also a few postcards of Il Monte Carmelo (Mount Carmel) in Israel, a Holy Land site; Napoli in Italy; and the Museum of Jewish Ceremonial Objects at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York City.
Cite as:
Baron family postcard collection, circa 1890s-1920s, Print Collection 53, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Emanuel Hirsch Baron was born in Novograd Volynsk, Russia on February 8, 1892. He relocated to New York City in 1913. His first job was a teacher, but by 1920, the census listed him as a rabbi. He married Tania Eugenie Brinberg (1896-1958) on June 22, 1920 and they were the parents of Israel and Bennet Baron. He died on October 5, 1974.

This collection was part of a larger gift of material relating to the Holy Land. While there are a small number of postcards in this collection documenting Mount Carmel in Israel and Jewish ceremonial objects held at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City; for the most part, these postcards represent cities in France and are not religious in nature.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 113 postcards, largely documenting cities in France. For the most part these postcards appear to be aimed at tourists, showing art, architecture (interior and exterior), memorials, landscapes, streets, and tourist attractions. The collection is arranged in two series, I. France and II. Israel, Italy, and the United States.

Postcards within I. France are arranged in alphabetical order by city name. In addition to the cities, there are two postcards representing early and groundbreaking French aviators, Louis Paulhan (1883-1963) and Jules Vedrines (1881–1919), both of whom served in World War I. There are two postcards from Soisson showing bomb damage sustained during World War I.

Series II. Israel, Italy and the United States contains postcards from Il Monte Carmelo (Mount Carmel) in Israel, a Holy Land site; Napoli in Italy; and the Museum of Jewish Ceremonial Objects at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York City.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2018 August 6

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Holly Mengel

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Baron family, in memory of Emanuel H. Baron, 2013.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.).
Form/Genre(s)
  • Picture postcards
  • Postcards
Geographic Name(s)
  • France--Description and travel
  • Israel--Description and travel
Subject(s)
  • Judaism--Liturgical objects
  • Voyages and travels

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Collection Inventory

Series I. France.

Box Folder

Amboise (one card, "Vue sur la Loire de la Terrace du Château"), undated.

1 1

Bénodet (one card, "Départ du Bac á Vapeur"), undated.

1 1

Biarritz (twenty-one cards, various scenes including architecture, cityscapes, landscapes, streets, and tourist sites), undated.

1 1

Chartres (three cards documenting monuments for Pasteur, Nöel Ballay, and A. Marceau), undated.

1 2

Landes, (three cards documenting Rives de l'Adour and the Vue du Pont), undated.

1 2

Le Mans (one card, "Notre-Dame de la Couture et Square de la Préfecture"), undated.

1 2

Marseille (twenty-three cards, various scenes including architecture, cityscapes, landscapes, streets, and tourist sites), after 1899.

1 2

Metz (three cards, "Place Mazelle et Rue Haute Seille," "Esplanade," and "La Gare"), undated.

1 3

Monte Carlo (one card, "Café de Paris"), undated.

1 3

Nice (eleven cards, various scenes including architecture, cityscapes, landscapes, streets, and tourist sites), undated.

1 3

Pau (two cards documenting "Vielles Maisons et Château" and "Le Château, façade orientale"), undated.

1 3

"Louis Paulhan, né le 19 Juillet 1884, à Pezenas (Hérault)", undated.

1 4

Quimper (one card, "Quai de l'Odet et Les Allées de Locmaria"), undated.

1 3

Les Sables d'Olonne (three cards documenting "Le Remblai et la Plage," "L'Estacade des Sables," and "Le Port de la Chaume"), undated.

1 4

Saint-Brieuc (one card, "Boulevard de Sévigné et Viaduc de Toupin"), undated.

1 4

Saint-Nazaire (two cards, "Le Bassin de Penhoët vu de la Douane" and "La Pointe de Leve"), undated.

1 4

Sedan (six cards, various scenes including architecture, cityscapes, monuments, streets, and tourist sites), after 1870.

1 4

Soissons (two cards, "Saint Jean des Vignes" and "L'Eglise Saint Wast), after 1918.

1 4

Toulon (four cards, "Panorama et le Nouvel Hôpital Militaire," "Le Jardin de la Ville, Statue de Puget," La Fontaine Puget," and "Le Port Marchand"), undated.

1 4

"Jules Vedrines, né le 29 Décembre 1881, à Saint-Denis (Seine)", undated.

1 4

Series II. Israel, Italy, and the United States.

Box Folder

Israel, Il Monte Carmelo (fourteen cards, various scenes including art, architecture, monuments, and landscapes), undated.

1 5

Italy, Napoli (four cards, "Piazza Dante," "S. Lucia," "Stazione Contrale," and "Panorama", undated.

1 6

United States, Museum of Jewish Ceremonial Objects, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York City (four cards, "Silver Hanukkah Lamp of the Eighteenth Century of Italian workmanship," "Marriage Contract (Ketubah)," "Schiff Memorial Gates," and "Rashi Manuscript", after 1904.

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