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A man working on a wood stump in front of two beds with a young boy watching behind him.
Text by Roman Vishniac in The Vanished World: A limited-edition portfolio published by Witkin-Berley Ltd.
The basement was divided by wood boards into twenty-six living quarters. This apartment was the most expensive because a little light came from above. But when pedestrians walked on the pavement grating even this room became dark. This man was working the whole day. The work made it impossible to breathe because the metal dust was everywhere.
Image Courtesy of Mara Vishniac Kohn, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, University of California, Berkeley.
15 1/2 x 15 3/8"
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