The Original Kosher Wine Company premises, E1: c.1900

John Galt

The Original Kosher Wine Company premises, E1: c.1900
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The Original Kosher Wine Company stood on Osborn Street, in the Jewish district of the East End. In Jewish culture, kosher wine is holy and features in the celebration of Jewish rituals and festivals, both at home and in the synagogue. Only Jews who observe kosher dietary laws are permitted to handle kosher wine. John Galt, a missionary with the London City Mission and an amateur photographer, photographed the store from across the street. The mission regarded alcohol as the main cause of poverty, and was ambivalent about poor Jewish migration to the area.

© Ian Galt/ Museum of London

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