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    Chimney Sweep, Berlin

    Object Name
    003
    Dateca. 1929
    Label Text

    Vishniac documented the lives and experiences of workers, especially craftsmen and manual laborers, throughout his career. The subject of this photograph, a chimney sweep, would have been immediately recognizable to a German audience as a symbol of good luck, an image that was often used on New Year’s greetings cards.


    See original negative: RVB_2005_329_25_003,

    and related negative: RVB_2005_329_25_004


    Inscribed
    "Chimney Sweep. 1929" written LL, recto
    Medium
    Gelatin silver print
    Dimensions
    Image (paper): 13 1/2 x 10 5/8 in. (34.3 x 27 cm) Mount: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
    Location
    place taken Berlin, Germany
    Credit Line
    Promised Gift of Mara Vishniac Kohn
    Accession Number1992.780
    Copyright
    © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography

    For all uses of photographs by Roman Vishniac contact ICP at: [email protected].