Samuel S. Fleisher, founder of the Graphic Sketeh Club and winner of the Philadelphia Award of $10,000 for 1923, created by Edward Bok, has announced that he “will invest the fund and devote the annual income to the awarding of prizes to be known as the Bok Award Prizes, or in helping students to perfect themselves for greater service in their chosen fields of endeavor”.
The Philadelphia Award, created in 1921, is paid each year to the man or woman in Philadelphia or vicinity who during the preceding year “shall have performed an act or contributed a service calculated to advance the best interests of the community”. Mr. Fleisher received a gold medal in addition to the Award.
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.