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Norishment or Poison?

Milk has been part of our diet since the Neolithic Revolution (10,000 BCE), when humans domesticated animals. The discussion about organic, raw, and genetically treated food is at its peak. There are arguments on each side of the coin, both … Continue reading

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L’Shana Tova!

Roman Vishniac, [Three women, Mukacevo], ca. 1935-38 © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography Wishing you a sweet, happy, and healthy new year!

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Happy Passover from the Vishniac Archive

Roman Vishniac, [Holocaust survivors gathering outside a building where matzoh is being made in preparation for the Passover holiday, Hénonville Displaced Persons' Camp, Picardy, France], 1947 ©Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography Roman Vishniac, [Holocaust survivor sanding a rolling … Continue reading

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Ping-pong!

Roman Vishniac, [Boy playing ping-pong, summer camp of the Polish Society for Safeguarding the Health of the Jewish Population (TOZ), Slonim], ca. 1935-38 ©Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography Roman Vishniac, [Women playing ping-pong, New York State], ca. … Continue reading

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Happy Hanukkah!

Roman Vishniac, [Children celebrating the third day of Hanukkah, Beth Hayeled Nursey School, Temple Anshe Chesed, Upper West Side, New York], 1940s-early 1950s © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography Vishniac’s American work from the 1940s and 50s … Continue reading

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L’Shana Tova

[Smiling children, Mukacevo], ca. 1935-38 © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography [School boys winking and smiling, Mukacevo], ca. 1935-38 © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography Hasidic country boy, Carpathian Ruthenia, ca. 1935-38 © Mara … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July!

Throughout the 1940s, American Jewish social service organizations provided assistance to recent immigrants. Some, including New York’s Educational Alliance, incorporated flag-waving exercises as a component of their Americanization and education efforts. Roman Vishniac, [Boy holding American flag, New York], 1940s © Mara Vishniac … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day!

Roman Vishniac and his daughter Mara, Wertheim Department Store, Berlin, ca. 1930 Wertheim’s flagship Berlin department store had recently installed a Fotoautomat (photobooth) when this photograph, measuring only 2 x 1½ inches, was made. The Wertheim Department Store was among the largest … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Roman Vishniac, Children making Mother’s Day cards, Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst, New York, 1949 ©Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography Roman Vishniac’s recently discovered negatives documenting American Jewish social services organizations and community life in the 1940s, including … Continue reading

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Long Live the Books!

For some people, a book is a prehistoric artifact that smells bad (if you have ever wondered why they smell) and that has quickly been replaced by anonymous and insipid screens. For others, books still hold an important space whereas … Continue reading

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