THE AMERICAN CELEBRATION

AMERICAN COMMEMORATION MEDAL, BY ISIDORE KONTI

THE AMERICAN CELEBRATION

In November 1905 the Jews of America celebrated the 250th anniversary of the first organised settlement of the Jews in the New World.

The American Celebration was on a magnificent scale, and its complete success has been effectively commemorated in a special volume. One of the most important of the functions was the great meeting at Carnegie Hall, New York, on ” Thanksgiving Day,’7 November 30, 1905. Mr. Jacob H. Schiff was Chairman, and, after a prayer by Dr. Silverman, addresses were delivered by Ex-President Grover Cleveland, Governor Higgins, Mayor M’Clellan, Judge Mayer Sulzberger, Bishop Grier, and Dr. H. Pereira Mendes. A medal was designed and modelled by the distinguished Jewish sculptor, Isidore Konti. A photographic reproduction of this is here given.

For the occasion Mr. Israel Abrahams, writing then as President of the Jewish Historical Society of England, addressed the

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