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New Communities from Old Iron

Sun, 3 Nov, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Jonathan Z. S. Pollack will speak about Jewish immigrants in the scrap industry during the period from 1890-1924. In the late 19th century, Jewish immigrants to the United States found their way into the business of collecting, sorting, processing, and selling scrap, surplus, and second-hand materials. From these humble roots grew multi-generational businesses in cities and towns across the United States. The history of Jews in scrap gives us a window into immigration networks, the nature of Jewishness, and the structure of Jewish communal life.


Ticket includes admission to the Museum.

Location: Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd St Baltimore, MD
Fees: Adult: $10, Senior (65+): $8, Student (13 or older): $6, Child (4-12): $4
Calendar: Community Calendar
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