Objects of the Month

December 2011: Hanukkah banner, mid-20th century

Hanukkah banner, mid-20th century
  • Object No.: 1998.17.2
  • Donor: Nancy Bushwick Malloy
  • Description:

    Metallic, hinged Chanukah banner, 31" long, 1950s-1960s

This banner, an example of holiday decorations manufactured after World War II, adorned the Georgetown home of Ukrainian immigrants Louis and Rebecca Weinstein, to celebrate Hanukkah. This trend toward observing Hanukkah with songs, gifts, and decorations developed as the 20th century progressed. 

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