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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
Gift of Mara Vishniac Kohn, 2013
Accession Number1992.780
Copyright
© Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography

For all uses of photographs by Roman Vishniac contact ICP at: vishniac_archive@icp.org.