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Painting of the First Rabbi of Beth-El Congregation, Rabbi Solomon Philo

Description: Painting of the first rabbi of Beth-El Congregation, Rabbi Solomon Philo (1842-1923). Hired on probation for $100 a month, he served the congregation for its first four months, from September through December of 1902. In the painting, he is a bearded man with white hair and waxed mustache studying from a book on a table in front of him. He wears a dark suit with a bow tie and black skull cap. There are two rings on his fingers and he is leaning on the table.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Framed image of Mr. J.W. Slavin]

Description: Framed image of Mr. J.W. Slavin, proprietor of Thompsons Store between 1875 and 1920. Image: Charcoal-enhanced photographic print of Mr. J.W. Slavin. He has a moustache and receding hairline. Slavin is wearing a dark vest and suit jacket, ascot tie, and white shirt. Frame: Grey oval frame constructed of painted plaster over a wooden base. Raised design/appliqué at top, bottom, left, right with gold, orange, red, green, and blue highlights.
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum