Category: Religion & Philosophy, Ceremonial Objects
Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 37
Old pulpit and communion set, ca. 1939
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1939 Media: Photographic print
Marie Anne Berube baptismal certificate, 1913
Contributed by: Acadian Archives Date: 1913-04-04 Location: Fort Kent Media: Ink on paper
Dames de Ste. Anne Banner, St. Agatha, ca. 1920
Contributed by: Ste. Agathe Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Saint Agatha Media: Silk
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 3
Anshe Sfard, Portland's Early Chassidic Congregation
Chassidic Jews who came to Portland from Eastern Europe formed a congregation in the late 19th century and, in 1917, built a synagogue -- Anshe Sfard -- on Cumberland Avenue in Portland. By the early 1960s, the congregation was largely gone. The building was demolished in 1983.
Shaarey Tphiloh, Portland's Orthodox Synagogue
Shaarey Tphiloh was founded in 1904 by immigrants from Eastern Europe. While accommodating to American society, the Orthodox synagogue also has retained many of its traditions.
Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In
Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.