Alice Gertrude Moïse Sipley papers
Photographs and papers of Alice Gertrude Moïse Sipley of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Sumter, South Carolina. Materials include black and white photographs of family members and downtown Charleston, South Carolina, the 1904 wedding album of Albert Luria Moïse and Eva May Nathans, and an 1867 award of merit pendant to L. Cohen. Also included are color photographs of the stained-glass windows of Temple Sinai in Sumter, South Carolina, and a 1996 newspaper clipping describing their history.
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Alice Gertrude Moïse Sipley (1906-2003), was born is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Albert Luria Moïse (1872-1940), a native of Sumter, South Carolina, and Eva May Nathans Moïse (1878-1948), a native of Charleston, South Carolina. In 1946, Alice married Louis Walton Sipley (1897-1968), the founder and director of the American Museum of Photography in Philadelphia. From 1946 to 1959, in connection with Louis's work with the American Museum of Photography, Alice started the Model's Guild of Philadelphia. The Guild, initially starting with a group of sixteen models and eventually expanding to approximately two hundred, supplied photographers and fashion stores with models in the Philadelphia area.
Photographs and papers of Alice Gertrude Moïse Sipley of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Sumter, South Carolina. Materials relate to the parents and relatives of Sipley and also to the history of the stained glass windows of Temple Sinai in Sumter, South Carolina.
- Family photographs, 1952, undated
- Wedding album and invitation, 1904, undated
- Award of Merit pendant, 1867
- Temple Sinai, Sumter, South Carolina, 1996, undated
Materials donated in 2009 by Anita Rosenberg.
Processed by Joshua Minor, August 2011.
- Congregation Sinai (Sumter, S.C.)
- Jews -- South Carolina -- Sumter
- Philadelphia (Pa.)
- Sipley, Alice Gertrude Moïse, 1906-2003
- Stained glass windows -- History
- Sumter (S.C.)
- Synagogues -- South Carolina -- Sumter
- black-and-white photographs
- clippings (information artifacts)
- color photographs
- pendants (jewelry)
- wedding albums
- Inventory of the Alice Gertrude Moïse Sipley Papers, 1867-1996
- Processed by: Joshua Minor; machine-readable finding aid created by: Joshua Minor
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- Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.