A Tale of Two Museums
Ester Rachel Kaminska Theater Museum Collection

A Steady Stream of Materials

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A Steady Stream of Materials


Throughout its existence, the Esther-Rachel Kaminska Theater Museum benefited and grew from a steady incoming stream of materials from collectors throughout the world. Many materials bear signatures and stamps of their "zamlers," or collectors. Actors also donated their personal archives, including many scrapbooks of reviews of their shows.

On the right is a note by a collector written on the back of photograph identifying its subject:

Zuni Maud and Yosl Kotler- the founders and artists of the first Yiddish Marionette Theater in New York. 

A gift to the theater museum at the YIVO Institute from Nechama Epshteyn (? surname unclear). Vilna. March 4, 1931.


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