1881 November 30
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Bridegroom: Efrayim bar Binyamin.
Bride: Giyorta Le'ah bat Avraham Avinu.
Rabbi: Gershon bar Mosheh Simhah.
Witnesses: A. Myers and D.R. DaCosta.
Marriage contract, manuscript, ink on paper, dated 8th of Kislev 5642 at Filadelfiya (1881). The signatures of the goom and the witnesses appear in the Latin alphabet at the bottom of the text. The full names of the bride and groom and the date appear in English on the upper left hand side of the document. The benedictory statement at the top of the document and the day of the week are written in gilded large block Hebrew letters. The remainder of the document is written in small Hebrew block letters. The traditional text is framed by an illuminated mat, which was added later. Its art and style appear to follow forms of American folk-art with designs reminiscent of the patterns on cross-stitch samplers. Philadelphia is written at the top of the mat underneath an image of the bride and groom under a wedding canopy, with the Hebrew and Gregorian years of the marriage written on either side. The surnames of the bride and groom are written at the bottom of the mat. A floral vine motif completes the rest of the frame.
60 x 46 cm.
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