Jewish writers had incorporated Rosh Hashanah greetings into their letters for centuries, but the practice took on new life in the nineteenth century with the new invention of faster and cheaper printing methods - and with increasing numbers of families separated from loved ones by great distances. Soon thousands of illustrated cards, postcards, prints and photographs were changing hands every year all over the world. Printed Rosh Hashanah postcards depicted a wide variety of themes from the traditional to the whimsical - like this charming family.
Postcard, ca. 1910
National Museum of American Jewish History, Peter H. Schweitzer Collection of Jewish Americana
Set of 6; Blank inside