Winner's Unlimited - No. 107

Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes - Buyer's commission 22%

May 8, 2018
Opening $ 150
Estimate $ 300 - $ 600
Sold for $ 220
Including buyer's premium

Four photographs depicting groups of Talmud Torah students and their teachers in the "Machzikei HaDat" home during breakfast, alongside open textbooks. All have the photographer's stamp: "Phot. Rembrandt," and the inscription, "Warm bread breakfast for the Talmud Torah students at the Machzikei HaDat home [1917]. Photographs of this sort are very rare.

Inscription in Yiddish on the back of the photographs: "געדענקט אין די ארימע קינדער וואס לערנען אין ארמוט און נויט! שטיצט ויי יעדער בעזונדער פון אייער ברייטע האנד מיט ברויט!" [Remember the needy children learning in poverty! Support them everywhere, assist with their daily bread!"]. The stamp of the 'Machzikei HaDat' society appears under this in Polish, as well as the street address of the Talmud Torah: Nadrzeczna 50 [Poland]. The children were photographed against the background of a blackboard inscribed: 'If there is no flour, there is no Torah.' In another photograph: 'He gives bread to the hungry.'

The photographs are divided on the reverse for use as a postcard. Identical size: 14x9 cm. Three are in fine-very fine condition, one photograph has a number of cracks.

Category
Photographs of rabbis