Jewish Immigration to America

Students at Work in the Greenhouse

RG 120 - US657 - Farm science at the Baron de Hirsch Agricultural School of Woodbine NJ - students at work in the vegetable greenhouse - 1907.jpg

Title

Students at Work in the Greenhouse

Date

1907

Subject

Agriculture
Baron de Hirsch Agricultural School
Woodbine (New Jersey)

Description

Students at work in the vegetable greenhouse at the Baron de Hirsch Agricultural School in Woodbine, New Jersey. In 1891, Baron Maurice de Hirsch, a German Jewish financier established a fund dedicated to creating a class of Jewish farmers in the Americas. (Later that same year,he created the Jewish Colonization Association to promote mass emigration of Russian Jews to agricultural colonies in South America.) Woodbine was one of the fund's first projects. Land for an agricultural colony there was purchased and Jewish families recruited. By 1906, the town had a population of 1,900, of which 94% were Jewish.

Source

YIVO Archives

Publisher

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Format

JPEG

Type

Photograph

Identifier

YIVO RG 120 - US657

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Citation

“Students at Work in the Greenhouse,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 21, 2021, https://immigrationusa.yivo.org/items/show/6289.
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