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Object Name Program
Date March 6, 1906
Title Hebrew Benevolent Society of Staten Island
Description Printed program, in the shape of a heart. The front cover has a printed inscription: "Hebrew Benevolent Society / OF STATEN ISLAND, / In Conjunction With / Congregation B.S. B'nai Jeshurun." At the bottom is a Jewish star with inscription inside: "DO GOOD / SEEK PEACE." The first page of the program is printed "TENTH ANNUAL / ENTERTAINMENT AND BALL / of the / Hebrew Benevolent Society of Staten Island / in conjunction with / Congregation B.S. B'nai Jeshurun / German Club Rooms, Stapleton, S.I. / Tuesday Evening, March 6, 1906. / M. JESELSOHN, Musical Director...". Printed at the bottom of the page: "Advance Print." The next two pages are titled "ORDER OF DANCING" and have lists of dances; the last page has a list of committee members. A white string with a tassel and a red ribbon are tied around the edge of the program.
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
(Keywords: synagogue)
Acquisition Gift of Mary Patterson
Ownership and History The Richmond County Advance of March 10, 1906, reported that the Hebrew Benevolent Society's event was a great success, with a "record-breaking crowd" in attendance.

This dance program belonged to George Sebastian Hartmann (1884-1958) and Louise Beinert Hartmann (1890-1982), who lived in Rosebank, Staten Island for most of their married life. George worked on the Staten Island Rapid Transit railroad for over 50 years, beginning in 1902, and became an engineer in 1907.

Earliest Date 1906
Latest Date 1906
Maker Advance Print
Subjects Judaism
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Hartmann, George Sebastian
Catalog Number 02.040.0024
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, June 2017.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.