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 1881

Image: Group of immigrants on a ship in sight of the Statue of Liberty. Text: In the wake of the pogroms in Odessa, Monye Bokal formed an organization called Am Olam whose goal was to help his community move to agricultural colonies in America. Beginning in 1882, this wave of new arrivals added more than two million to the U.S. Jewish population prior to World War I. More were city dwellers than farmers.