Scene from the Yiddish operetta, "Eretz Yisrael"

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Title
Scene from the Yiddish operetta, "Eretz Yisrael"
Additional title: Erets Yisroel
Additional title: Erets Yisrael
Additional title: Eretz Yisrael
Names
Public Theatre (Organization : New York, N.Y. : Second Avenue) (Sponsor)
Rappoport Studios (New York, N.Y.) (Photographer)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1930 (Questionable)
Library locations
Dorot Jewish Division
Shelf locator: **P 23-21
Topics
Thomashevski, Besi, 1873-1962
Thomashefsky, Bores, 1866-1939
Jewish actors
Theater, Yiddish -- New York (State) -- New York
Genres
Portraits
Photographs
Notes
Statement of responsibility: [Rappoport Studios?]
Content: Title devised by cataloger. The Yiddish title of the work has variant transliterations; "Eretz Yisrael" is the form generally found in in contemporary English language press accounts of the original New York production.
Content: Name of photographer from recto of print.
Content: Date of creation from the performance date of first known New York production.
Content: Print in Dorot Jewish Division has handwritten note in ink by unknown hand on verso: "Standing, Boris Thomashefsky in 'Eretz Israel.' (He was the author) Play given at Public Th [crossed out], National Theater [written below]".
Content: Print in Dorot Jewish Division is damaged with most of the upper left corner missing, as well as the entire left vertical edge where the remnants of the photography studio's name "Rappo Stud" are inscribed in white on recto. It most likely originally measured 11 x 14 inches and would have been used as a lobby or small window card at the theatre.
Biographical/historical: Rappoport Studios was a commercial photography studio in New York City that operated from approximately 1905-1980. During the 1920s to early 1930s, the firm supplied publicity photographs for numerous Yiddish theater productions in New York, while specializing in college yearbook photographs in its later years.
Biographical/historical: "Eretz Yisrael" was a Yiddish operetta with a libretto by Boris Thomashefsky and music by Abraham Ellstein. It was performed first in Paris on October 14, 1930 and had its New York premiere at the Public Theatre (66 Second Avenue) on November 26, 1930. In addition to writing the script, Thomashefsky appeared in the role of "Yisroel" [?].
Physical Description
Photographic prints
Extent: 1 photograph : black and white print ; 34 x 29 cm
Description
Photograph from a production of "Eretz Yisrael," taken by an unidentifed photographer from Rappoport Studios in New York. The image depicts Boris Thomashefsky, standing facing front, with his right arm around the shoulder of a crouching Bessie Thomashefsky, who has both her arms around two kneeling, unidentified child actors (boy and girl); all are in costume.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 1416670023
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b23216082
NYPL Exhibition ID: TL 24.01.085
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6aea0a50-8dfe-013c-7e41-0242ac110002
Rights Statement
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Dorot Jewish Division, The New York Public Library. "Scene from the Yiddish operetta, "Eretz Yisrael"" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1930. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6680fab0-7b29-013c-8f17-0242ac110005

Chicago/Turabian Format

Dorot Jewish Division, The New York Public Library. "Scene from the Yiddish operetta, "Eretz Yisrael"" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 21, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6680fab0-7b29-013c-8f17-0242ac110005

APA Format

Dorot Jewish Division, The New York Public Library. (1930). Scene from the Yiddish operetta, "Eretz Yisrael" Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6680fab0-7b29-013c-8f17-0242ac110005

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Scene from the Yiddish operetta, "Eretz Yisrael"