Monday, April 10, 2017

Vintage Passover

1930s Passover. Photo by Arnold Eagle

Tonight at sundown begins the observance of Passover. Basically, this is a celebration of the liberation of the Jews by God from slavery in Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. Passover or Pesach commemorates the story of the Exodus as described in the Hebrew Bible. It is a spring festival. The food we eat symbolizes many things in this story, including hardship, bitter tears, the coming of spring and hope.
I was looking through some vintage photos on the internet and came upon some uncredited photos of family Passover Seders from the 1930s through the 1970s.  Enjoy and have a wonderful seder with your family!
1948
1960s
This is my favorite from the 1960s, found by my friend Beth H. A musical Passover Seder with recorders, harmonica, accordion, piano, a little drum and dancing, of course!
1960s, Detroit
1964
1970s. This Haggadah is still used today!

There's never enough room for the whole family. Get out the folding chairs. Open up the table into the living room, squeeze in closely. Don't spill the Manischewitz wine on the fancy linen tablecloth! Check the macaroons often...they burn easily!
Enjoy your family and friends!


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