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Traditional Jewish bridal gown

Jewish bridal gown from the 19th century. Worn originally in Calcutta by Farha Elias at her wedding to Reuben Jonah Jacob in 1884 or possibly a little earlier. In this photograph, taken in London 1985, the gown is worn by Farha's great-granddaughter, Susan Gubbay. It is made of Chinese brocade and worn over a sequined tulle 'kaftan' which is worn…

A group from Calcutta at Muzzafarpur

A group from Calcutta at Muzzafarpur. Standing (L to R) David Gubbay, Saul David (formerly Linyado), Aaron Gubbay. Seated (L to R) Hannah Linyado, Sally Solomon, Gala Gubbay, Flora Judah, Isaac Moosa Solomon. On the ground (L to R) Immamuddin (a muslim friend), Ronald Judah, David Linyado.

Jacob Samuel Cohen

Jacob Samuel (Yakob Shummel) Cohen (portrait from his late seventies)

Helen Morris

Portrait of Helen Morris

Jewish dressing traditions

Great Grandfather Jonah with grandsons Meyer (on lap) & Alec

Rachel Jonah

A portrait of Rachel Jonah

Exhibition of Jewish garments

Garments exhibited at the Babylonian Heritage Centre

Farha Abraham

Farah Abraham wearing a traditional Jewish wrapper