Abstract: 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.
Title and contributions: Photographing the Jewish nation : pictures from S. An-sky's ethnographic expeditions / edited by Eugene M. Avrutin ... [et al.].
Publication: Hanover [N.H.] : Published by University Press of New England, c2009.
Physical description: x, 212 p. : ill., map ; 27 cm.
ISBN: 9781584657927 (cloth : alk. paper)
Language: eng (language of the text, soundtrack, etc..)
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