Greetings from the Golden Age of Jewish Postcards
This lovely collection of 140 vintage Jewish postal and elaborate pop-up greeting cards from 1880 to 1915 are displayed thematically by religious observance, family life, romance (secular images inscribed with Yiddish verses), biblical personalities, Jewish writers, artists, the Holy Land and “America: The New World” (contrasting the old way with modernity). Detailed illustrations capture the immigrant’s changing lifestyle. The newcomers sent these early, commercially produced, one-cent pictorial postcards—which revolutionized communications—to their relatives in Europe. Through April at the OZ Gallery at Congregation Or Zarua in New York.