An original CDV photo measuring approximately 4 x 2 1/2 inches. The first known Jews moved to the panhandle of Florida. The city of Pensacola, in 1763. (It is possible, however, that the explorer Ponce de Leon came to the area in 1513 with some conversos). More Jews followed to the northern part of the state over the next few decades. By this time, however, the Jewish community had a population of only a dozen or so individuals. By 1821, 30-40 Jews lived in the northern parts of the state. Among them was Moses Levy, an influential Moroccan lumber dealer who built a Jewish colony in Mcanopy, home of the present-day University of Florida. Levy denounced slavery during the Civil War period, although his son later served in the Confederate congress. On March 3, 1845, Florida became a state. Fewer than 100 Jews lived in the state, which then had a population of 66,500, but this did not prevent them from achieving prominent places in society. For example, the first U. Senator from Florida, David Levy Yulee. Was Moses Levy’s son. By this time, the Jewish community started to flourish. The Jacksonville Hebrew Cemetery, the first Jewish institution in Florida, was established in 1857. The first congregation, Beth El, was established in 1876. By 1900 six congregations had been established. By 1928, roughly 40 percent of the Jewish population of 10,000 lived in Jacksonville. When Miami Beach started developing a reputation for a great night life and economic prosperity, the city began to attract Jews hoping for economic success in the city. Approximately 5,000 Jews lived in Miami by the 1940s. The total Jewish population in Florida by 1940 grew to approximately 25,000. During World War II, hotels previously inaccessible to Jews were owned by the army or government and began to allow Jewish customers. The advent of air conditioning made Florida a more hospitable place and more Jews began to migrate to the state and, especially, toward the beach area. By 1960, more than 175,000 Jews resided in the state. Many elderly Jews began to retire to South Florida. Others immigrated from the Caribbean and Latin America. Today, the Jewish population of Florida is about 750,000. It is the third largest concentration of Jews in the country, and South Florida has the single largest concentration of Jews (13 percent of the total population) outside of Israel. Noteworthy Jewish personalities of Florida include Admiral Ellis Zacharias of Jacksonville, who broke codes during World War II, and Marshall Warren Nirenberg of Orlando, winner of the 1968 Nobel Prize. For understanding the genetic code. As of 2018 Florida’s Jewish population is estimated at 621,460. The item “ANTIQUE CIVIL WAR ERA JACKSONVILLE FL JEWISH HIGH PRIEST COSTUME HISTORY PHOTO” is in sale since Tuesday, February 11, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\CDVs”. The seller is “theprimitivefold” and is located in Villa Park, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Original/Reprint: Original Print
- Subject: Figures & Portraits
- Featured Refinements: Civil War CDV
- Date of Creation: Pre-1950
- Size Type/Largest Dimension: Small (Up to 7″)
- Signed?: Signed
- Region of Origin: US
- Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
- Photo Type: CDV
- Framing: Unframed
- Color: Sepia
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