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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Place of Publication||Waltham|
|Publisher||Brandeis University Press|
|Number of pages||228|
|ISBN (Print)||9781584657927, 9781611686838|
|State||Published - 2009|
|Name||Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry|