The Rosenberg Collection

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(Above) Photograph of David Rosenberg (far left, second row from the back) and his fellow Local Defence Force members.


Following the opening of exhibition The Tsars, Rosehills and the Music Shop in 2016, Cork Public Museum has continued to acquire objects and material related to the Cork Hebrew Congregation, and the role they played in the development of Cork during the first half of the twentieth century. This year saw the donation of a fascinating collection of images, documents and objects related to the Rosenberg and Hayman families and their life in Cork between the 1930s and 1960s. 

Included in the Rosenberg Collection is documentation related to the clothes shop known as ‘Fashion Modes’, which was opened and run by Jessie Rosenberg nee Hayman. The shop was based at 4a Washington Street.


(Above) Jessie Rosenberg talking to her neighbour in Ballincurrig Park, Douglas Rd, 1955.