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Hebrew Publishing Company Collection

Identifier: AR 7099

Scope and Content Note

This is a collection of 41 greeting cards “printed in Germany” probably for an American market, carrying traditional New Year’s wishes in Hebrew and in English. All cards are richly illustrated in bright colors, depicting various scenes of Jewish life, such as families celebrating around festively set tables, Bar Mitzvah blessings, wedding ceremonies and others.

Folded cards are illustrated with flowers, birds or nature scenes and have printed poems or poetic well-wishes in English, Hebrew and Yiddish on the insight.

Three postcards depict Jewish homes; one postcard shows scenes from the Holy Land, another one portraits biblical women, and a third one depicts the traditional instruction of children.

The “Shana Tova Schiffskarte” (“Good Year Ship ticket”) in folder 4 is a colored re-print inviting a recipient to visit the USA, illustrated with ocean liners, a train, the Statue of Liberty, and American industry.


  • Creation: ca.1900


Language of Materials

This collection is in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.


41 Artifacts (6 folders)


Jewish New Year greeting cards printed in Germany for the Hebrew Publishing Company in the early 20th century.

Guide to the Hebrew Publishing Company Collection, ca. 1900 AR 7099
© 2009
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Language of description note
Finding aid is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States