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Carved eagle feet for Anshe Sfard synagogue Torah ark, Portland, ca. 1917

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Carved eagle feet for Anshe Sfard synagogue Torah ark, Portland, ca. 1917

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These carved feet were ornamental supports for the Torah ark at Anshe Sfard, a Chassidic synagogue built on Cumberland Avenue near Wilmot Street in Portland in 1917.

The ark probably held three Torahs. It was topped with a carved eagle, painted gold.

The Andshe Sfard congregation diminished and the synagogue closed in the 1950s. The building was demolished in 1983.

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  • Title: Carved eagle feet for Anshe Sfard synagogue Torah ark, Portland, ca. 1917
  • Creation Date: circa 1917
  • Subject Date: circa 1917
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wood
  • Local Code: 2009.202
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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