Jewish East End Celebration Society
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A philanthropist
A philanthropist 1908 sketch of Leonard Lionel Cohen, banker, philanthropist and president of the Jewish Board of Guardians
Zionist meeting
Zionist meeting Saturday 11th July 1915: notice of a special meeting for 'Zionists only' organised by the Association of East London Zionists, 4 Fulbourne Street.
East End entertainers
East End entertainers Two Jewish comedians. The one on the left is Max Bacon, music hall artist and drummer with Ambrose and his orchestra.
Music hall star
Music hall star Music hall artist Harry Claff, son of the Reverend Moses Claff. Harry Claff’s stage name was ‘The White Knight’. He died in 1943 aged 62.
Celebrating a new theatre
Celebrating a new theatre Front page of The Jewish World 2nd May 1902 celebrating the opening of a Yiddish theatre in the East End
A trip to the seaside
A trip to the seaside An outing to Margate
Party frocks
Party frocks A group of East End girls dressed up for their Purim party
Formality at the Friendly Society
Formality at the Friendly Society Executive of the Workers Circle Friendly Society, 136 Brick Lane, Spitalfields
The East End at work
The East End at work Interior of Lichtenstein’s carpentry workshop
Rudolf Rocker
Rudolf Rocker East End Anarchist leader and German exile Rudolf Rocker with his wife Millie Witkop and comrades
Socialist pamphlet
Socialist pamphlet Front page of the Hebrew Socialist Union pamphlet 1876
A leading Socialist
A leading Socialist Lithuanian born Aaron Lieberman, resident of Gun Street and founder of the Hebrew Socialist Union
The East End at work
The East End at work A posed photo in a Jewish East End tailoring workshop
The East End at work
The East End at work The ‘Sweating Song’, which referred to working conditions in tailoring workshops, many of them Jewish owned and staffed
East End shopping
East End shopping David Cohen's closing down sale
East End shopping
East End shopping I Silkoff, General Store, Aldgate

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