“The Four-year-old Wonderchild Rechtzeit”. Cover of Seymour Rechtzeit's (1912–2002) first recording, released when the famous Yiddish theater performer was just four years old.
Sheet music cover for Der disvasher featuring composer Herman Yablokoff in costume.
Fishel Kanapoff. Entertainer, lyricist, and songwriter popular in the American Yiddish theater in the early 20th century.
Newspaper advertisement, in Yiddish, featuring Freydele Oysher and Harold Sternberg, Buenos Aires, 1936.
Jacob Jacobs. A well known and sought-after lyricist, Jacobs penned the lyrics to many of Second Avenue's most memorable songs, including Bay mir bistu sheyn.
Michael Michalesko and Lucy Finkel in Di goldene kale. 1923.
Molly Picon (far right) with Esta Salzman (center right) on stage in Jacob Kalich's Oy, iz dus a leben (Oh, What a Life!).
Sholom Secunda poses with the Andrews Sisters, one of the many groups who helped make Bay mir bistu sheyn Yiddish theater's most popular song. Bay mir bistu sheyn won the ASCAP award for the most popular song in 1938.
Seymour Rechtzeit and Mirriam Kressyn (front, center) with the board of the Yiddish Actor's Union. Date unknown.
Sheet music cover for Vos geven iz geven un nito featuring Yiddish theater performer Aaron Lebedeff. Lebedeff was responsible for the popularity of a number of Yiddish theater songs.
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