Photo of the Day

Old Photos of the 20th Century

I am starting a new page, which is dedicated to old photos of the 20th century. My criteria, for now, is wide: 1.) they are old, chiefly from the first half of the 20th century (but not always); 2.) they are historically and culturally important; 3.) they act as a counterweight to a cartoon history or caricature of the world and the events that shaped it; 4.); they include important famous people; 5.) they include common ordinary people; 6.) they include appealing architecture, scenes and natural beauty; and 7.) they are photos that I like and find appealing.

Perry J. Greenbaum
April 4th, 2018


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APRIL 2018
1. April 4, 2018: Touro Synagogue in Newport, R.I.

2. April 5, 2018: Jascha Heifetz, Child Prodigy

3. April 6, 2018: Yiddish Writers at the Czernowitz Conference

4. April 8, 2018: Jewish Immigrant at Ellis Island

5. April 9, 2018: Saul Bellow as a Young Boy in Montreal

6. April 10, 2018: The Previous Rebbe Visits New York City

7. April 11, 2018: Reuven Branin With His Four Sons

8. April 12, 2018: Jewish Children From Poland Orphaned After the War

9. April 13, 2018: Warsaw Ghetto Uprising & Jewish Resistance

10. April 15, 2018: Rabbi Yisroel Spira, the Rebbe of Bluzhov

11. April 16, 2018:  Youths Aboard Aliyah Bet Ship ‘Mataroa’

12. April 17, 2018: The Exodus 1947 Ship

13. April 18, 2018: A.M. Klein at the Jewish Public Library in Montreal

14. April 19, 2018: Israel Declaration of Independence

15. April 20, 2018: Leonard Bernstein in Beersheba, Israel

16. April 22, 2018: Jewish Refugees Arrive in Canada After WWII

17. April 23, 2018: Abraham Sutzkever & Samuel Bak After Liberation

18. April 24, 2018: Violinist Ida Haendel Around Age 20

19. April 25, 2018: Albert Einstein with David Ben-Gurion in Princeton, NJ

20. April 26, 2018: Gustav Mahler as a Middle-Aged Man

21. April 27, 2018: Roger Shattuck, the Setting of Reasonable Limits

22. April 29, 2018: Norbert Wiener’s Prophetic Warnings of Automation

23. April 30, 2018: Stanley Milgram and Obedience to Authority

MAY 2018
24. May 1, 2018: Franz Kafka as a Young Lawyer

25. May 2, 2018: Mordecai Richler’s St. Urbain Street

26. May 3, 2018: Irving Howe, Humane Democratic Socialist

27. May 4, 2018: Herman Wouk as a Naval Officer (Sailor)

28. May 6, 2018: John Steinbeck & Charley the French Poodle

29. May 7, 2018: Chaim Potok, the American-Jewish Writer

30. May 8, 2018: Arthur Miller’s Willy Loman an American Dream

31, May 9, 2018: Leonard Cohen’s Montreal Was Always Home

32. May 10, 2018: Primo Levi, the Italian-Jewish Chemist

33. May 11, 2018: May Nelly Sachs, Nobel Poet of The Holocaust

34. May 12, 2018:  Dan Pagis’ “Testimony”

35. May 13, 2018: Henry Roth, Happily Exiled in New Mexico

36. May 14, 2018: Helen Keller, Political & Social Activist

37. May 15, 2018: Amedeo Modigliani, and Unconscious Beauty

38. May 16, 2018: Paul Celan, Poet of Suffering & Sadness

39. May 17, 2018: John Berger’s Way of Being

40. May 18, 2018: Viktor Ullmann, A Life Composed of Dissonance

41. May 19, 2018: Jean Améry, A Tortured Body, A Tortured Mind

42. May 20, 2018: Abraham Joshua Heschel, Prophetic Voice of Kindness

43. May 21, 2018: Martin Luther King, Jr., and His American Dream

44. May 22, 2018: Arturo Toscanini, An Ardently Anti-Fascist Conductor

45. May 23, 2018: Charlie Chaplin, The Dignified ‘Little Tramp’

46. May 24, 2018: Carl Sagan, Making Science Accessible

47. May 25, 2018: Lilian Wald, Nursing NYC’s Lower East Side

48. May 26, 2018: The Four Lions of Montréal’s Parc du Mont-Royal

49. May 27, 2018: Beaver Lake, A Place of Reflective Beauty & Memory

50. May 28, 2018: Jean Béliveau, ‘Le Gros Bill,’ My Hockey Hero

51. May 29, 2018: Butterflies Go Free at Montreal’s Botanical Garden

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