Jewish History in Pictures: Days of Awe

Pictures from New York, for a change, from the early 20th century..

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New Year: Boy Praying
New Year: Boy Praying
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We normally focus on pictures of the Holy Land in the Library of Congress archives' American Colony collection. 

In honor of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, we present pictures of the holiday in New York City, taken in the early 1900s by George Bain and also housed in the Library of Congress archives.

At the right and on the main page, a Jewish boy in prayer shawl on Rosh Hashana (1911)

Tashlich prayer on the Brooklyn bridge (1919)

Jews praying on the Jewish New Year (circa 1905)

Rosh Hashanna worshippers (1907)


Tashlich on the Brooklyn Bridge (1909)

Going to prayers (circa 1910)


Going to synagogue (circa 1910)


Selling New Year's cards, East Side, New York City (1910)


"New Year's Parade" (1912)

Jewish New Year's nap, East Side (1912)