Monday, June 14, 2010

1846 depictions of Polish and Lithuanian Jews.

There's a good chance you've seen the following image, reprinted and captioned "Ḥassid and Wife of the Early Nineteenth Century" in the Jewish Encyclopedia:

But perhaps you haven't seen all the other images printed in the same book, Léon Hollaenderski's 1846 book Les Israélites de Pologne. Be sure to click the last one to see it enlarged for detail: