Globe Yiddish Theater, Auburn, 1914

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Globe Yiddish Theater, Auburn, 1914

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Description

The Globe Yiddish Theater, a traveling troupe, delivered a taste of big-city Jewish culture to Maine communities.

Jewish immigrants continued to speak Yiddish among themselves even as their children preferred to use English.

The Yiddish on the photograph is translated as: "Reb Hertzele the Aristocrat, Act I. Isaac: Mazel tov! Hertzele’s only son has just become engaged!"

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About This Item

  • Title: Globe Yiddish Theater, Auburn, 1914
  • Creation Date: 1914
  • Subject Date: 1914
  • Town: Auburn
  • County: Androscoggin
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph and ink
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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