Aaron Yonka of Cincinnati, Ohio, writes:
Busken Bakery is a locally owned and operated bakery that has been in Cincinnati since 1928. They have a long-standing tradition of making some of the city’s best baked goods, and they support a lot of fundraising efforts in town. On this rare occasion, Busken may have missed the mark a little in their product selection and timing. But their hearts were in the right place.
In 1923, the Forward launched a weekly photography supplement known as the Rotogravure. The feature took its name from a process for engraving images onto metal plates for printing. While other newspapers of the era had their own Rotogravure pages, the Forward’s “Roto” stands out as a visual record of the richness and diversity of the Jewish experience. It tackled themes ranging from a “Beauty and Charm Contest” to “Interesting Jewish Types from Africa and Palestine.” Readers from all corners of the globe mailed in their photos for publication.
Our revived Roto creates an online photographic record of the richness and diversity of today’s Jewish world. We invite our readers to send us their photos.
E-mail your photo to the Roto at firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a brief explanation of the image and its meaning.
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