Crowds of rural residents near the Kharkiv railway station waiting for a chance to take a train
- Abbe, James, 1883-1973, Photographer
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- A large number of families and individuals are seen standing, sleeping and otherwise waiting with their belongings across a large area near the train station. The family in the foreground - father, mother and child - appear fast asleep amid the rubble of construction nearby. Photography near train stations was expressly forbidden and Abbe was arrested for taking this photo. Fortunately, he was able to contrive a way to save the negatives.
For further information on: The fate of Ukraine's rural migrants in the cities, see "Context Note" under Related Features at right.
- Source: James Abbe Archive, No. 1147.
A version with "Forbidden" stamped across the photograph was published in: Abbe, James. I Photograph Russia. New York: R. M. McBride, 1934, f.p.53. See: http://vitacollections.ca/HREC-holodomorphotodirectory/3684747/data
- Caption on back of photo: “FORBIDDEN. Kharkov. Peasants waiting for a train. Abbe arrested for this.”
Caption in I Photograph Russia: "FORBIDDEN. I was arrested for taking this railway scene. Starved peasants wait weeklong for trains to some objective they vainly imagine is the Promised Land where they may find enough food to keep alive."
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- James Abbe Collection
- 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
- The James Abbe Archive. https://www.jamesabbe.com/
- Recommended Citation
- Abbe, James. 1932. "Forbidden. Kharkov. Peasants waiting for a train. Abbe arrested for this." James Abbe Archive, No. 1147. Retrieved from: http://vitacollections.ca/HREC-holodomorphotodirectory/3636396/data
- Location of Original
- The James Abbe Archive. No. 1147. For reproductions from the original, contact https://www.jamesabbe.com/licensing/
- Reproduction Notes
- Reproduced courtesy of The James Abbe Archive.