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  • (Coney Island) John Johnstone, photographer

    The Elephant Bazar [sic], Coney Island. Coney Island, 1889

    A wonderful photograph of the fabled Coney Island Elephant, the seven-story hotel designed and opened by James V. Lafferty in 1885. Located at Surf Avenue and West 5th Street, the elephant cost $250,000 to build.

    $4,200

  • [Immigrants]

    Collection of Jewish organization banking documents from the Hibernia Savings and Loan Society. San Francisco, 1893-1895

    These documents illustrate the business ties between the flourishing Irish and Jewish immigrant communities in late nineteenth-century San Francisco. These historic withdrawal notices and communications between the Hibernia Savings and Loan Society and several early Jewish immigrant institutions of San Francisco demonstrate the vitality of the successive waves of immigrant communities and the civic, religious, and economic institutions they established.

    $2,500