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Tasseled Israeli Flag owned by an aid for the mayor of New York City

Object | Accession Number: 2011.447.4.2

Small, cloth, Israeli flag with gold colored tassels received by Paul H. Taylor who was an aid to the mayor of New York City , under both Vincent R. Impellitteri and Robert F. Wagner, Jr., from 1951 to 1958. His duties included making arrangements for visiting Jewish dignitaries to the city in the 1950s. Among these visitors were David Ben-Gurion, the primary national founder of the State of Israel and its first Prime Minister, in 1951, Shlomo Zalman Shragai, mayor of Jerusalem, in 1952, and Shalom Kahalny, the marathon runner who carried an Olympic torch to City Hall, in 1956. He also helped host events for visits by the Mayor of Tel Aviv, the Chief Rabbi of Ireland, the Jewish War Veterans of the United States, and several local religious and political leaders.

Date
1951 May-1956 November  (received)
Geography
received : Office of the Mayor; New York (N.Y.)
Language
English
English
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Flags
Object Type
Flags (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Hatikvah Holocaust Education Center
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:09:10
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