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Item ID   156554    
Open more fields Accession Number   BANC MSS 2010.732 similar items
Open more fields Other Number   WJHC 1967.019 AR1 (legacy) similar items
·  Number   WJHC 1967.019 AR1 similar items
·  Type   legacy similar items
Level of description   Collection similar items
Open more fields Author/Creator Sophie Gerstle Lilienthal similar items
Open more fields Author/Creator Theodore Max Lilienthal similar items
Title   Sophie and Theodore Lilienthal letters and photographs

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Filing Title   Lilienthal (Sophie and Theodore) letters and photographs similar items
Open more fields Date Created   1870-1910 similar items
Extent and Quantity   1 box and 2 oversize boxes (1.2 linear feet) similar items
Biographical History   Sophie Gerstle Lilienthal was the daughter of Lewis (Lob) Gerstle and Hannah (Johannah) Greenebaum of San Francisco. On 27 Aug. 1879, she married Theodore Max Lilienthal. Lilienthal was the director of Lilienthal Brothers' hops and grain of New York. similar items
Scope and Content   The collection consists of two hundred and fifty-two letters exchanged between Theodore Lilienthal and Sophie Gerstle Lilienthal between 1877 and 1889 as well as eight letters exchanged between Theodore and other members of his family and his personal friends. Theodore's letters to Sophie illuminate his deep love and devotion to her and his beliefs that a woman's place in society and within her own marriage should be determined by her husband and that a wife should practice frugality and order. Among the letters is also a menu from Theodore and Sophie's wedding, a bill from San Francisco's Palace Hotel, many poems that Theodore wrote or gave to Sophie, and one poem Theodore sent to his father, Rabbi Max Lilienthal, in 1880, on the occasion of Max's twenty-fifth jubilee as rabbi of Cincinnati's Congregation Bene Israel. The collection also includes the pages of two photo albums. These albums contain photographs (circa 1870-1910) of members of many prominent Bay Area Jewish families. Surnames documented in the albums include the following: Arnold, Bibo, Bissinger, Bransten, Braverman, Bucki, Cauffman, Cohn, Dinkelspiel, Ehrman, Esberg, Falk, Fecheimer, Felsenthal, Feinstock, Fleishhacker, Frank, Frankel, Gerstle, Gerstley, Glassman, Glazier, Greenbaum, Greenebaum, Greenewald, Guggenheim, Guggenhime, Haas, Harmuth, Hecht, Heilbronner, Heller, Herscheimer, Hillyer, Hirsch, Jacobi, Kauffman, Koch, Koester, Kohl, Lebenbaum, Lehmeier, Levison, Lilienthal, Livingston, Mack, Meyer, Mooser, Niebaum, Ottenheimer, Reese, Regensburger, Rosen, Seligman, Seligsburg, Sloss, Stepbacher, Sternau, Strauss, Sussman, Tanhauser, Walter, Wasserman, Weil, Weinstock, Wiel, Wormser, Wornum, Wunsch, and Zinn. The photographs in these albums include portraits of individual adults and children as well as group portraits take indoors and outdoors. Among these are portraits of the families of Lewis Gerstle and Louis Sloss. similar items
Link to this Item   http://magnesalm.org/notebook_fext.asp?site=magnes&book=156554 similar items
Link to OCLC WorldCat   http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/71130525    
Link to UC Berkeley OskiCat   http://oskicat.berkeley.edu/record=b18532305~S1    
Link to Flickr.com   http://www.flickr.com/photos/magnesmuseum/sets/72157621962716973/    
Link to Magnes.org   http://www.magnes.org/collections/archives/western-jewish-americana/lilienthal-sophie-and-theodore-letters-and-photographs    
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