[Stained Glass Window Pane of a Wooden Platter] Metadata

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  • Main Title [Stained Glass Window Pane of a Wooden Platter]


  • Photographer: Lauer, Ralph
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: "Photo by Ralph Lauer, for Beth-El Congregation"


  • Artisan: United Glass & Mirror Co.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: Formerly Dallas Art Glass Co.; created stained-glass windows in 1947


  • Creation: 1999


  • Hebrew


  • Content Description: Close-up photograph of a stained-glass window pane depicting a wooden platter in the shape of a Jewish star with a double eagle at the center and the date 1770 (in Hebrew). It is one of more than two dozen circular stained-glass discs created in 1947 for the sanctuary of Fort Worth's Temple Beth-El; most of the images were copied from a book on Jewish treasures to represent a collection of Judaica in miniature. This kind of platter is meant to hold Matzo at Passover. The double eagle is a symbol of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. When Beth-El moved in August of 2000, this pane was removed, framed and presented to Broadway Baptist Church, Beth-El's long-time neighbor on Broadway Avenue on the city's near Southside.
  • Physical Description: 1 photograph : negative, col. ; 35 mm.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Religious institutions.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Synagogues -- Texas -- Fort Worth.
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Religion - Synagogues
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Religion - Denominations - Jewish
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Architecture
  • Keyword: temples
  • Keyword: stained glass windows
  • Keyword: Judaism
  • Keyword: Jewish community

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  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Tarrant County - Fort Worth
  • Time Period: mod-tim
  • Coverage Date: 1999


  • Name: Rescuing Texas History, 2010
    Code: SG10


  • Name: Beth-El Congregation Archives
    Code: BECA

Resource Type

  • Photograph


  • Image


  • Accession or Local Control No: BEA-PIX-BLD-2-STGL-021
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth188527


  • Display Note: The images were painted on circles of glass and fired in 1947 at a Dallas studio for the temple located at 207 W. Broadway Ave. When the congregation moved in 2000, the stained-glass images were removed and twelve (depicting the Twelve Tribes of Israel) were incorporated into the new building; the remaining stained-glass medallions were placed in storage in the archives. This particular pane was framed and presented to a neighbor, Broadway Baptist Church, when the synagogue moved.
  • Digital Preservation: creationAppName: Adobe Photoshop creationAppVersion: CS creationHardware: Epson Perfection V700 Photo