Behind The Scenes, Object Spotlight

A 1921 Wedding Gift

August 6, 2019


Personal grooming set given as a wedding gift to 97 Orchard Street resident Morris Rosenthal by his wife Evelyn (Wallach) Rosenthal upon their marriage in 1921.  It contains several tools for personal grooming including a set of tweezes, nail clippers, nail files, and glove and boot hooks.

Morris’ marriage to Evelyn was his second. In November 1918, four months after his father Abraham died from tuberculosis, Morris’ first wife, Fannie, died during the birth of their first child. He moved back in with his mother, Fanny, and his two younger brothers, Henry and Phillip, for three years before getting re-married in 1921 to Evelyn Wallach.