ORT Photo Collection.

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • ORT/Ph
Level of Description
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

ca. 5258 images


Scope and Content

This fonds contains photographs from the photo collection of the ORT headquarters in London. The photographs depicting ORT activities in Belgium bear the reference code “ORT/PH 22”. There are 97 photographs and 8 photo albums in total related to Belgium (see photos [ORT/PH] 22/001 to [ORT/PH] 22/105). The large majority of the material relates to ORT work in Brussels and Antwerp; there is 1 photo album concerning the “Farming school” (hachsharah center) in Kessel-Lo (22/007). We firstly note pictures/albums on classes organised for both children, young men and adults concerning dressmaking and general tailoring, fashion, carpentry, knitting, machine sewing, electro-metal workshops, radio, geometry, mechanics, woodworking, … The fonds also contains material on graduations and ORT exhibitions, i.a. in the Tachkemoni and Jesode-Hatora schools in Antwerp. We finally point out a photograph depicting the Friends of ORT in the former Belgian Congo (see 22/057). Some of the photographs are undated, but the majority of them cover the years ca. 1947-1959 (mainly late 1940s-early 1950s).

Finding Aids

  • There is an inventory, available on the website of the CAHJP.

Process Info


This description is derived directly from structured data provided to EHRI by a partner institution. This collection holding institution considers this description as an accurate reflection of the archival holdings to which it refers at the moment of data transfer.