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Grandfather and granddaughter

Date ca.1935-38
Location Warsaw Poland
Dimensions Image (paper): 10 5/16 x 10 3/8 in. (26.2 x 26.4 cm)
Mount: 20 1/16 x 16 in. (51 x 40.6 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

Vishniac’s description of this grandfather and granddaughter includes a conversation that he overheard between the two about the difficulty of finding work and the ongoing struggle to make a living during the Polish antisemitic boycotts. This is among Vishniac’s most celebrated and widely reproduced images, and was selected by Henri Cartier-Bresson as among his “favorites.”


© Mara Vishniac Kohn

Credit line

Gift of Mara Vishniac Kohn, 2013

Feedback Accession No. MVK.24.2008