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[Bratislava, Warsaw, Bratislava, Mukacevo, and the Carpathian Mountains]

Date ca. 1935–38
Location Eastern Europe
Dimensions Image (paper): 8 3/4 x 10 7/8 in. (22.2 x 27.6 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

Vishniac rarely produced contact sheets of his negatives; the few that remain were often composed of unrelated, individual frames. This rare vintage contact sheet, consisting of five individual, unrelated Leica negative strips, depicts a wide range of locations and subject matter, from the remote, snow-covered Carpathian mountain village to the bustling commercial activity of the Jewish district of Warsaw (only one city, Bratislava, appears on two strips). It also provides a glimpse of the thousands of negatives in the archive that have yet to be printed or published.


© Mara Vishniac Kohn

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Gift of Mara Vishniac Kohn, 2013

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