Holodomor Digital Colelctions
The Bokan family share a meager meal marking three hundred days without the consumption of bread.
Description
Creator
Mykola Bokan, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Text
Item Type
Photographs
Description
The photo depicts members of the Bokan family sharing a meager meal during the famine. The family posed for the photo to mark 300 days since they had consumed any bread. The table is covered with a decorative cloth, and the family is eating from an assortment of bowls apparently filled with a liquid meal. The family members look solemn and exhausted.

Framed photographs and images hang on the wall behind the family. Among them is a photo display board assembled by Bokan, which features the portraits of debtors who still owed Bokan for his photo services. Bokan acquired a number of debtors in 1932, who either refused or were unable to pay him for his services.
Inscriptions
Handwritten caption on photo: "300 дней (триста!) без куска хлеба к скудному обеду 2/ IV, 1933 г."

[300 days (three hundred!) Without a piece of bread for a meager dinner April 2, 1933.]
Date of Original
2 April 1933
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Anna Bokan ; Vasilina Bokan ; Boris Bokan ; Alexandr Bokan ; Lev-Leonid Bokan ; Nikolai Bokan.
Local identifier
PD308
Language of Item
Russian
Geographic Coverage
  • Chernihiv, Ukraine
    Latitude: 51.34567 Longitude: 32.87794
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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The Bokan family share a meager meal marking three hundred days without the consumption of bread.


The photo depicts members of the Bokan family sharing a meager meal during the famine. The family posed for the photo to mark 300 days since they had consumed any bread. The table is covered with a decorative cloth, and the family is eating from an assortment of bowls apparently filled with a liquid meal. The family members look solemn and exhausted.

Framed photographs and images hang on the wall behind the family. Among them is a photo display board assembled by Bokan, which features the portraits of debtors who still owed Bokan for his photo services. Bokan acquired a number of debtors in 1932, who either refused or were unable to pay him for his services.