Re: Jewish Photographers in Belarus, late-19th to early-20th centuries #belarus


JHRG of Belarus <belshtetl@...>
 

Dear All,

During the second half of the 19th-century, photography became very popular
in the Russian Empire. New photography studios were opening in the large
cities. As in other businesses, Jews became active in this new field.

About half of all photo studios in the Pale of Settlement, belonged to Jews
in the early 20th-century.

Here is the list of the 40 largest Jewish-owned photo studios, 1897-1904 in
the towns and shtetls of Belarus:

https://jhrgbelarus.wordpress.com/2017/02/26/jewish-photographers-in-belarus
-late-19th-to-early-20th-centuries/

Yuri Dorn
Coordinator of Jewish Heritage
Research Group in Belarus
www.jhrgbelarus.org

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