Mapping Urban Cafés and Modern Jewish CultureMain MenuAbout the ProjectSholem Aleichem and Menakhem Mendel travelsThe "Demolished Literature" of Karl Kraus' ViennaSeeing into the Lower East Side CafésOdessa CafesOdessaZoë Wilkinson Saldaña6beb73a90c38e77367b9737ee8e808917759a78eIsabella Buzynski4c5090420af98824ad786b6dac1f314b9e9f95a8
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12017-09-05T13:24:43-07:00The Bustling, Unpictured Cafés of New York's Lower East Side7plain2017-09-14T13:54:10-07:00 What gave the lingering café-goers of New York's Lower East Side their mythical status? Why did illustrations like the one above appear in so many Yiddish papers of the 1900s, broadcast alongside gossip and stories of fascination to millions of readers living in New York and beyond? What did so many different communities and viewers see in these scenes of leisure, intellectualism, conflict, and ease? And why was are photographs of this era of Jewish community life, or one particular iteration of community, so rare?
This pathway helps explore these questions in light of a variety of visual resources. Click below to start!