Objects
Negative: Market square. European Jews
Negative: Market square. European Jews
Title
Negative: Market square
Ethnic groups
European Jews
Territory
Southwestern Krai
Date
1912-1914s
Collectors-person
Photographer
Yudovin S. B.
Material
Dimensions
11 x 16
Corpus
Photo Collections of REM
Number
РЭМ 12588-35
Annotation
Jewish ethnographic expedition of S. A. An-sky. In the background is a stone synagogue and “yeshiva” (Jewish religious higher educational institution). “… In the center of the city there is a wide half-circle, or perhaps it is a square, where you find the stores, butcher shops, market stands, stalls and tables. There every morning lots of peasants from the surrounding countryside congregate with their produce – fish and onions, horseradish, parsnips and other vegetables. They sell these things and buy from the Jews other necessities of life, and from this the Jews draw their livelihood. A meager one, but better than nothing” (Sholem-Aleichem, The Town of the Little People, 1901)
Ethnical annotation
כיכר מסחרי. הקצה הדרום-מערבי. יהודים אירופאים. המשלחת האתנוגרפית היהודית של ס'.א'. אנ-סקי צלם - יודובין ס'.ב'. 1912-1914. נגטיב. ברקע - בית כנסת מאבן ו"ישיבה" (מוסד יהודי דתי להשכלה גבוהה).