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whitenightsandbluemoons:

Library at the College of Wooster, in Wooster, Ohio, early 20th century. (It too had a statue of Winged Victory on display.)  The original postcard, postmarked in 1916,  is for sale at cardcow.com.

whitenightsandbluemoons:

Library at the College of Wooster, in Wooster, Ohio, early 20th century. (It too had a statue of Winged Victory on display.)  The original postcard, postmarked in 1916,  is for sale at cardcow.com.

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anti-faschismus:

Photographs of Eastern European Jewish communities, taken between 1935-1938, by Roman Vishniac.

notes on the images:

photo two and three: Jewish labourers in Verkhneye Vodyanoye, Ukraine, Zakarpats’ka (then Vysni Apsa, Czechoslovakia, Carpathian Ruthenia).

photo eight: Portrait of the wife of Nat Gutman, a porter, Warsaw.

photo nine: Malnourished child eating a crust of bread in the TOZ (Society for Safeguarding the Health of the Jewish Population) summer camp in Otwock, near Warsaw. The Society for Safeguarding the Health of the Jewish Population (TOZ) was established in Warsaw in 1921 to unite the Polish branches of the Saint Petersburg–based Society for the Protection of Jewish Health (OZE). TOZ promoted preventive measures against infectious disease, such as smallpox vaccines, and also addressed the socioeconomic roots of disease, including pervasive poverty, malnutrition, and unsanitary living conditions. Vishniac photographed TOZ’s headquarters in Warsaw and summer camps in Slonim and Otwock to assist with their fundraising efforts and to promote the activities of the camp to Jewish donors abroad. With the support of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC), TOZ continued to operate after the German invasion of Poland, and attempted to continue its activities in the Nazi ghettos in Poland until 1942. Vishniac’s reflection, holding his Rolleiflex camera, can be seen in the young girl’s eyes.

photo ten: A Jewish boy with cattle, Carpathian Ruthenia.

(Source: vishniac.icp.org)