Sunday, November 20, 2011

Church Record Sunday: Database of Early American Jewish Portraits

There is so much rich information being added to the internet by historical societies, museums, archives and libraries. This content encompasses images, documents and transcriptions.

An interesting digital collection is the Database of Early American Jewish Portraits found on the website for the American Jewish Historical Society. According to the website this collection is of "all known American Jews before 1865 in oil and watercolor, supplemented by a comprehensive collection of silhouettes and early photography."

This collections is searchable by subject name, artist name, portrait date, or keyword. You also have the option to sort by name or date.

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