Material History of American Religion Project

Picturing Faith: Religious America in Government Photography, 1935 - 1943

John Collier, Jr.
August 1942
Windsor Locks, Connecticut

John Collier Jr. also photographed the Jews of rural Connecticut. This rabbi is standing in front of the ark of the synagogue holding the Torah scroll, which is covered with an embroidered cloth. The photograph’s caption mentions that the rabbi is also a farmer.

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