Many people milling about on a broad city street or square in Kharkiv, with two women and a man leaning on crutches in the foreground
- Wienerberger, Alexander, 1891-1955, Photographer
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- We see a large number of people standing or walking in what appears to be a city square. In the foreground are a young city dweller in a white dress, briskly walking by; a shabbily dressed man leaning on his crutches; a distressed looking barefoot woman, probably from the countryside, holding something under her blouse; and a horse drawing a cart that is outside the picture frame. A streetcar track is visible in the immediate foreground
This is one of a series of four photos portraying individuals with disabilities that Wienerberger put together in the Red Album with a single caption: “and their victims.” This caption refers back to a previous page with 2 photos of crowded streetcars. Whether the persons he photographed did in fact acquire their injuries from streetcar accidents may be a matter for conjecture. Wienerberger did however emphasize the frequency of such accidents in his memoir Hart auf Hart.(see also Entries PD 110, PD 132, and PD 133).
Context note: The Situation for Urban Residents and Industrial Workers, 1932-1933; A Brief Synopsis
Context note: The fate of Ukraine’s rural migrants in the cities
- Photo taken between spring – late summer, 1933.
Photo source: Wienerberger, Alexander. Das Arbeiterparadies. U.d.S.S.R. (also known as the Red Album). Unpublished and undated album in the private collection of Samara Pearce. p.
This personal album, Das Arbeiterparadies. U.d.S.S.R [The Workers’ Paradise. U.S.S.R.], has a subtitle written on the inside of the front cover: “Proletarien aller Länder vereinigt euch!.... (im Massengrab.)” [Proletarians of all countries unite! ... (in the mass grave)]. Nicknamed the "Red" album because of its red cover, it contains photos from Kharkiv, Crimea, and Moscow taken 1933 through the winter 1933-1934. The Crimea and Moscow photos are not included in the Directory. They not only portray locations outside Ukraine’s political boundaries at that time but are primarily of a sight-seeing or personal nature.
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- Handwritten caption in album: “und ihre Opfer.“ [and their victims.]
- Date of Original
- Date Of Event
- Image Dimensions
Image Width: 5.5
Image Height: 8.1
- Local identifier
- Alexander Wienerberger: Beyond the Innitzer album
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- Geographic Coverage
Latitude: 49.98081 Longitude: 36.25272
- Copyright Statement
- Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
- Copyright Holder
- Samara Pearce https://www.samarapearce.com/
- Recommended Citation
- Wienerberger, Alexander. Das Arbeiterparadies. U.d.S.S.R. (also known as the Red Album). Private collection of Samara Pearce, n.d. p.20b. Retrieved from: http://vitacollections.ca/HREC-holodomorphotodirectory/3636329/data
- Location of Original
- Private collection of Samara Pearce. Please contact Ms. Pearce for reproductions from the original.
- Rightsholder requests that the name of the photographer, Alexander Wienerberger, accompany each authentic reproduction of his work.
- Reproduction Notes
- Reproduced with the permission of rightsholder Samara Pearce. Source: Private collection of Samara Pearce.