Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington | Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum

Collections: Photographs

The Society houses more than 1500 photographs and slides from the 1880s to the present. Images of Jewish owned businesses, individual and family portraits, community organizations and local congregations depict both public and private Washington.

Dime Messenger Service

In 1910, Liz Kressin established the Dime Messenger Service, known throughout the city as “The Dime.” The Dime sent uniformed men across the city on bicycles to deliver messages for 10 cents.
JHSGW Collections, Gift of Eugene Kressin.

Isadore Gimble in his store, 1953

Isadore Gimble in his store, the Congress Food Market, 5th and East Capitol Streets, NE, 1953.
JHSGW Collections, Gift of Josephine Gimble.

Vigil for Soviet Jewry with Washington Monument in background, 1971

Vigil for Soviet Jewry, 1971. JHSGW Collections, copyright Ida Jervis. Used with permission.

Bar mitzvah at Beth El Hebrew, 1948

Bar mitzvah at Beth El Hebrew Congregation in Alexandria, VA, 1948.
JHSGW Collections, Gift of Deena Kaplan.