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Photographs for the “Album of Jewish Artistic Antiquities”

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Author

A. Sokolova.

Collection

Museum of Petersburg, Jewish Historical-Ethnographic Society

Imprint

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2007. 46 pp. (vol. 1), 38 pp. (vol. 2), illustrations: 50 b&w (vol. 1), 36 b&w (vol. 2), 22.5 × 24 cm. English.

Location

Photo-archive of An-sky’s expeditions, 1, 2

Description

European University at St. Petersburg, “Petersburg Judaica” Center (11 May–9 September 2007)

Description

Photographs of Jewish sites taken during An-sky’s ethnographic exhibitions, 1912–1914. An-sky intended to assemble these and many other images into a luxurious artistic photo album, which would “form the foundation of Jewish ethnographic scholarship, the mission of which was to play a major role for the flowering of Jewish culture, literature, and art”. The album was never published. Volume 1: Introductory essay and photographs of stone synagogues. Volume 2: photographs of wooden synagogues, ordinary streets, and cemeteries and tombstones. Includes DVD with all photographs. 92 items.

Description

This was the fourth in a series of exhibitions that endeavored to show, through archival photographs from the Museum of Petersburg Jewish Historical-Ethnographic Society (kept in the archives of the “Petersburg Judaica” Center), the world of the shtetl on the eve of its destruction. For the other 3 exhibitions in this series, see: #1850, #1851, and #1852.

main keywords

AN-SKY (SHLOYME RAPOPORT)CEMETERIESPHOTOGRAPHSRUSSIA/SOVIET UNIONSHTETLSSYNAGOGUESSYNAGOGUES, MASONRYSYNAGOGUES, WOODENTOMBSTONESUKRAINE

minor keywords

Cemeteries, Russia/Soviet UnionSynagogues, Russia/Soviet UnionSynagogues, wall paintingsTombstones, Russia/Soviet Union

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