Borscht Belt Series
Oil on Canvas
2 panels of 24” x 36” x 2” each, 24” x 72” x 2” total (unframed)
Beginning in the 1940s a string of resorts cropped up in the Catskills Mountain region of New York state. Known affectionately as "the Borscht Belt", these hotels catered to American Jews who, looking both to assimilate and gather as a tribe, converged on upstate NY for summer holidays. This series contrasts promotional postcards from that era with contemporary photographs gathered from the resort ruins today.