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Cleveland Jewish Orphan Asylum photograph

 Item
Identifier: Mss 1034-081

Collection Overview

The collection consists of a group portrait photograph taken at the Cleveland Jewish Orphan Asylum circa 1910. The image shows Superintendent Samuel Wolfenstein with children residing at the orphanage. Nathan Kohler, father of Marjorie Kohler Abrams of Greenville, South Carolina, is pictured in the photograph. He and his brother Benjamin were sent to the orphanage in 1902 after the death of their father, a peddler from Knoxville, Tennessee.

Dates

  • circa 1910

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical and Historical Note

The Cleveland Jewish Orphan Asylum was established by the B'nai B'rith Midwest District in 1868. Samuel Wolfenstein became the superintendent in 1878, and by 1900, the orphanage housed over 400 children. With the 1929 purchase of a new facility in the University Heights suburb of Cleveland, the orphanage was renamed the Bellefaire Orphanage.

Nathan Kohler (1892-1965) was the father of Marjorie Kohler Abrams of Greenville, South Carolina. Kohler grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, where his father sold porcelain dishes imported from China. After his father was murdered in 1902, Kohler and his brother Benjamin (1893-1975) were sent to the Cleveland Jewish Orphan Asylum, where they remained until they completed high school.

Extent

2 folders

Abstract

Group portrait photograph taken at the Cleveland Jewish Orphan Asylum, circa 1910. The image shows Superintendent Samuel Wolfenstein with children residing at the orphanage. Nathan Kohler, father of Marjorie Kohler Abrams of Greenville, South Carolina, is pictured in the photograph.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is described at the folder level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2006 by Marjorie Kohler Abrams.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Dorpinghaus, July 2011.

Title
Inventory to the Cleveland Jewish Orphan Asylum Photograph, circa 1910
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Sarah Dorpinghaus; machine-readable finding aid created by: Sarah Dorpinghaus
Date
2011
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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