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Hand-colored glass slide

Object | Accession Number: 2003.214.62 | RG Number: RG-10.479

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    Brief Narrative
    Mother holding infant in her lap in make-shift hospital.
    1939 September
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Julien Bryan Archive
    Photographer: Julien H. Bryan
    Julien Hequembourg Bryan (1899-1974) was an American documentarian and filmmaker. Bryan traveled widely taking 35mm film that he sold to motion picture companies. In the 1930s, he conducted extensive lecture tours, during which he showed film footage he shot in the former Soviet Union. Between 1935 and 1938, he captured unique records of ordinary people and life in Nazi Germany and in Poland, including Jewish areas of Warsaw and Kraków and anti-Jewish signs in Germany. His footage appeared in March of Time theatrical newsreels. His photographs appeared in Life Magazine. He was in Warsaw within days of Germany's invasion of Poland in Sept. 1939 and remained throughout the German siege of the city, photographing and filming what would become America's first cinematic glimpse of the start of World War II. He recorded this experience in both the book, "Siege" (New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1940), and the short film, "Siege" (RKO Radio Pictures, 1940), nominated for an Academy Award in 1940. In 1946, Bryan photographed the efforts of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency in postwar Europe.

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Lantern slides (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Handcolored glass lantern slide; image shows mother holding infant in her lap in make-shift hospital. Image is matted, with tape around the outside. Inscribed with "EDWARD VAN ALTENA/71-79 W. 45TH ST. N.Y.C." on mat on either side.
    overall: Height: 3.200 inches (8.128 cm) | Width: 4.000 inches (10.16 cm)
    overall : glass

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    Sam Bryan transferred the copyright for the Julien Bryan Archive to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in April 2020. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum places no restrictions on use of this material and you do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this film footage.

    Administrative Notes

    The lantern slide was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2003.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 17:44:37
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