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CONDOLENCES

We extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of William (Bill) Mexic z"l, who passed away on Monday, June 18th.  Bill was a long time friend of the Dallas Jewish Historical Society and we will miss him at our programs and events.  May his...

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From the Archive

Van Bibbers Little Cigars

Van Bibbers Little Cigars

Here we have Dallas resident Louis Oppenheimer’s (1868-1948) “Van Bibbers Little Cigars” case and cigar cutter.  The container is a heavy pressed paper or light weight cardboard, and has a striker on both ends. The Lorillard Tobacco Company which was located at 11601...

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Roman Lachrymatory

Roman Lachrymatory

At the DJHS Archive, we have a lachrymatory bottle which can also be called a tear bottle, tear catcher, tear vial, unguentaria, or unguentarium. This particular lachrymatory bottle, from the Roman Period 63 BCE – 330 CE, was given to Mrs. Mabel Byer (1888-1976) by...

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1965 Menorah by Ellen Lord

1965 Menorah by Ellen Lord

This is a 1965, "Austin Stone," menorah designed by Ellen Lord, and created by Austin Productions. The menorah features six children with raised hands for candle holders. Made of a composite material, the menorah is made to look like the stones of the wall of...

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