Holodomor Digital Collections
Crowds of rural residents near the Kharkiv railway station waiting for a chance to take a train. Photo stamped "Forbidden."
Description
Creator
Abbe, James, 1883-1973, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Text
Item Types
Photographs
Book illustrations
Description
See Description for http://vitacollections.ca/HREC-holodomorphotodirectory/3636396/data
Notes
Source: James Abbe Archive, No. 1149.
This stamped version was published in: Abbe, James. I Photograph Russia. New York: R. M. McBride, 1934, f.p.53. Other sources also published this photo after this Directory's 1939 cut-off date.
Inscriptions
Caption on back of photo: "Peasants in Kharkov waiting for a train. Abbe was arrested for taking this 'forbidden' picture."
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."
Date of Original
1932
Subject(s)
Local identifier
PD230A
Collection
James Abbe Collection
Geographic Coverage
  • Kharkiv, Ukraine
    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. "Peasants in Kharkov waiting for a train. Abbe was arrested for taking this 'forbidden' picture." James Abbe Archive, No. 1149. Retrieved from: http://vitacollections.ca/HREC-holodomorphotodirectory/3684747/data
Location of Original
The James Abbe Archive. No. 1149. For reproductions from the original, contact https://www.jamesabbe.com/licensing/
Reproduction Notes
Reproduced courtesy of The James Abbe Archive.
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Crowds of rural residents near the Kharkiv railway station waiting for a chance to take a train. Photo stamped "Forbidden."


See Description for http://vitacollections.ca/HREC-holodomorphotodirectory/3636396/data