The Times of Mendes Cohen

The three timelines below explore some key highlights of history during Mendes Cohen's long life.


Explore some of the events in "the old world" and America, as well as the technological innovations that occuring over Mendes' nearly century-long life by clicking through each of the three slideshows below.

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The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen was created by:

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Special thanks to: 

The David Berg Foundation; The David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation; Maryland Heritage Area Authority; Homer and Martha Gudelsky Foundation; The Richard and Rosalee C. Davison Foundation; Morris Schapiro + Family Foundation, Barbara P. Katz; The Eliasberg Family Foundation; Members of the Jewish Museum of Maryland and Minotaur Mazes.

The Old World - 1794

Image: A man in military uniform rides on a horse. Text: Many members of the first Jewish military unit in modern times, called “the Beardlings” were allowed to keep their beards and other Jewish customs and laws. Led by Berek Joselewicz, the unit unsuccessfully defended a rebellion in Poland in 1794 and were nearly wiped out.