[Salsberg-Fox Wedding]

Description:

Photograph of the 1916 wedding of Gertrude Fox and Archie Salsberg on the altar at Congregation Ahavath Sholom's synagogue in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. The bride and groom stand in the center of the photograph, surrounded by men wearing tuxedos and top hats and women wearing silk and taffeta dresses. Above the bridal party is a wedding canopy (called a Chuppah in Hebrew). It takes the shape of an arbor covered with flowers and crepe paper resembling wedding bells. Above the arbor there is a ledge containing two tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments, written in Hebrew, with a potted plant and sculpted lion on either side. A large portion of the lower-right corner of the photograph is missing.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Tarrant County - Fort Worth
Creation Date: January 16, 1916
Partner(s):
Fort Worth Jewish Archives
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2010
Usage:
Total Uses: 23
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Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: January 16, 1916
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Tarrant County - Fort Worth
Date
January 16, 1916
Description:

Photograph of the 1916 wedding of Gertrude Fox and Archie Salsberg on the altar at Congregation Ahavath Sholom's synagogue in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. The bride and groom stand in the center of the photograph, surrounded by men wearing tuxedos and top hats and women wearing silk and taffeta dresses. Above the bridal party is a wedding canopy (called a Chuppah in Hebrew). It takes the shape of an arbor covered with flowers and crepe paper resembling wedding bells. Above the arbor there is a ledge containing two tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments, written in Hebrew, with a potted plant and sculpted lion on either side. A large portion of the lower-right corner of the photograph is missing.

Note:

Additional background about this photograph: The wedding canopy is placed in front of the ark, which houses the Torah scrolls. Up above, the sculptures are lions of Judah, placed there to guard the Ten Commandments.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 23 cm.

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Keyword(s): Jewish communities | synagogues | Ahavath Sholom
Partner:
Fort Worth Jewish Archives
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2010
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: FWJA-PERS-SALS-000-001-pix
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth117214
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image