Artesia 1875-1975 (Images of America) by Albert O. Little

By Albert O. Little

Arthur Rickerby's illustrious occupation was once spent taking pictures ratings of the nation's major old occasions on movie, from the japanese signing of the Articles of give up aboard the USS Missouri in 1945, finishing international battle II, to recognized activities photos akin to Don Larsen throwing the ultimate pitch of baseball's in simple terms international sequence excellent online game for the hot York Yankees in 1956.

Today few humans be aware of of Arthur Rickerby, the hot York born and bred photographer. Arthur Rickerby's big apple urban not just reintroduces the world-class photojournalist and can pay tribute to his impressive paintings, however it additionally beneficial properties infrequent and formerly unseen long island photographs that completely catch the iconic Rickerby contact.

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One achieved salvation via inner piety, and outwardly demonstrated it through church attendance, economic productivity, familial stability and contentment, and participation in the struggle against societal ills like poverty and crime. Not every churchgoing revivalist adhered to the principle of teetotalism; but for those whose zeal for temperance was influenced by millennialism, “ardent spirits” posed a singular danger to the nation’s spiritual health—both individually and collectively, since drinking hardened men’s hearts against both God and their fellow men.

But by 1858, according to the credit agency’s local reporter, the company had found its feet: “Some of their Israelitish brethren think [the Hoffheimers] have been getting along too fast for the modest means with which they are known to have come from a few years ago.  . ”75 R. G. Dun’s reporter had solicited the opinion of the Hoffheimers’ fellow Jewish liquor wholesalers in town. He seems to have asked around about liquor dealers James and Albert Levy as well, and he noted them as “in good credit with their Hebrew brethren” in November 1866.

The temperance movement’s religious commitments signaled the expansion of nineteenth-century efforts to “Christianize” American life and reorganize its laws around Protestant values and morality. 4 Jews could have responded to the temperance movement merely by disputing its claims to be consistent with American political practices, and by protesting that mandatory abstinence would infringe on all Americans’ con42 | “Do as We Israelites Do” stitutional rights of conscience and property. That they did, and in doing so they refined their communal position on the relationship between religion and politics in the United States.

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