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Jewish synagogue on Clinton Street...



Item # 656243

May 7, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, May 7, 1853 

* Rare Jewish synagogue illustration
* Congregation Chasam Sopher
* Judaica - Jews


Formatted very much like Harper's Weekly although predating it by four years, with the masthead featuring a nice engraving of the New York skyline at the time. Various illustrations within including a small one of the: "Exterior View of the Jewish Synagogue, Clinton St." and a related article: "Synagogue of the Jews".
This "Rodolph Sholom" synagogue was located on Clinton between Houston and Stanton Streets in lower Manhattan but is now the congregation Chasam Sopher. Google.com notes: "This is the oldest building in Manhattan built as a synagogue and still used for worship. It was built by a German-Jewish congregation known as Rodeph Sholom."  Also a nice view of: "Prattsville, New York, As It Is".
Sixteen pages, 15 1/2 x 11 inches, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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