Isabellle and Harry Poust
Gift of Isabelle Bengis
Id no. 1365.90.1-2, Photograph
Subject(s):  Image, Ritual, Children, Families, Purim
This framed, hand colored photograph shows siblings Isabelle and Harry Poust in costume to celebrate Purim in the Bronx in 1924 or 1925. The blouse Isabelle is wearing was made by her grandmother, Sarah Mattison, a talented seamstress. The toy horse on wheels was purchased for the children by their father from a movie company, and they rode it from their house to the photographer's studio where the photo was taken.
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