Philadelphia Police Crackdown on Jewish Pornographic Book and Photo Distributors
by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
During the late 1920s Jewish immigrants from Poland and Russia were targeted during a sweep against obscene photos, books and photos in Philadelphia. Among the most publicized cases was one against Samuel Bloom and his wife. Immigrants from Poland Mrs. Bloom claimed that she was unable to write English. The Blooms, cigar store owners, were accused of being purveyors of obscene books & photos.