10 19 (AMERICAN-JUDAICA) (Kethubah). Marriage Contract in Hebrew. Manuscript written in a petite cursive Ashkenazic hand on paper. Uniting Nachman ben David and Rosa bath Chaim. Closing with the two witnesses signing their names in Hebrew. FINELY DECORATED WITH BORDERS IN GOLD. At top of Kethubah, the German words “Die Besten Wuensche zum heutigen Tage” neatly set within cartouche. 7.5 x 10.5 inches. Framed. New York, 17th Iyar, 1870. $3000 - $5000 ❧ An exceptional American Kethubah decorated in gold. A most striking stylistic design. 20 (AMERICAN-JUDAICA) Chess-Board. Printed by the Industrial School of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of New York. Red and white squares each densely printed with text of: “Manual of the Game of Chess with Laws and Observations.” Attractive multi-colored geometric border surrounds the whole. Housed in an older frame. Few tears. Unexamined out of frame. 18 x 18 inches. New York, 1876. $1000 - $1500 ❧ “Specimen of Printing Executed by the Inmates of the Industrial School of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of New York.” The Hebrew Orphan Asylum (HOA) was a Jewish orphanage in New York City founded in 1860 by the Hebrew Benevolent Society. Over the years it experimented with various technical schools to train their young charges. A print-shop commenced operation in 1871. 21 (AMERICAN-JUDAICA) Silver pin inscribed: "Cong. Shaaray Tefila Choir 5635-1875." Approx. 1.5 x 1.5 inches. Housed in contemporary velvet-lined morocco hinged case. c.1875. $400 - $600 ❧ Congregation Shaaray Tefila (“Gates of Prayer”) was founded in 1845. Over a period of many decades, shifts in the traditional service were introduced, and by 1921 it had fully journeyed away from Orthodoxy and joined the American Reform movement. Since 1958 it has occupied a former theater, located at East 79th Street at the corner of 2nd Avenue in Manhattan. This pin was produced under the leadership of the synagogue's first rabbi, Samuel Myer Isaacs, a firm adherent of Orthodox Judaism.