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Object ID

2021.1.117j

Object Name

Photograph

Date

1938

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Description

A young girl sitting in a bed. The wall behind her has flowers painted on it.

Text by Roman Vishniac in The Vanished World: A limited-edition portfolio published by Witkin-Berley Ltd.

The little girl had to stay in her bed for seven months because she had no shoes. It would have been senseless to spend money for shoes. What could she earn to bring to the family? It was better for her to stay in bed, not to catch a cold. Her father, who loved the little girl so much, used stencils to make the pictures on the wall. He painted flowers for her, the only flowers of her youth.

Image Courtesy of Mara Vishniac Kohn, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, University of California, Berkeley.

Dimensions

15 1/2 x 15 1/4"

Keywords

Vishniac

Subcollection

Pre-1933: Jewish Life in Europe before Holocaust

The Only Flowers of her Youth, Warsaw, 1938.

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