Photographing the Jewish Nation: Pictures from S. An-sky's Ethnographic Expeditions

by Eugene M. Avrutin

Book, 2009



Call number

763 AVR



Waltham, Mass. : Hanover [N.H.] : Published by University Press of New England, c2009.


From 1912 to 1914, S. An-sky and the photographer Solomon Iudovin gathered materials and took photographs of Jewish daily life in pre-Revolutionary Russia's Pale of Settlement. Photographing the Jewish Nation offers English-language readers their first look at over 170 extraordinary, recently rediscovered photographs from their expeditions. The pictures provide visual texture?in remarkable detail?that rarely appears in written sources. This volume includes a critical introduction and five chapters that document all aspects of Jewish life inside the Pale, including work, education, and religious and cultural traditions.


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