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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


Students at Work in the Greenhouse




Baron de Hirsch Agricultural School
Woodbine (New Jersey)


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.


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