Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Morgan Motor Company and Pre Holocaust Pictures by Roman Vishniac goes on line for all to see

  1. Lift Your Spirits

    Here are some ideas to help you feel better:
    (1) Fill your mind with happiness-producing thoughts. Create an encouraging inner voice.
    (2) Remember the positive moments of your life. Re-experience the positive feelings you had when you lived through those moments.
    (3) Get in touch with your moments of strength. When you felt strong, how did you create those feelings?
    (4) Increase your sense of meaning in life by doing meaningful things.
    (5) Create enjoyable mental imagery. Visualize yourself being joyous.
    (6) View your depressed feelings as a challenge that can eventually help you to elevate yourself.
    (7) Find some positive way of looking at each event and situation in your life.
    (8) Keep a diary of the good things that happen to you.
    (9) Keep a self-mastery journal to give you a greater sense of empowerment.
    (10) Engage in physical exercises such as brisk walking or running.
    (11) List ten reasons why you can feel better even though you are experiencing difficulties.
    (12) Each day, do acts of kindness for others.   Love Yehuda Lave

Roman Vishniac archive chronicling pre-Shoah Eastern Europe goes online

August 27, 2014 11:53am
(JTA) — An archive of photographs taken by Roman Vishniac documenting the life of pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jews is available online.

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      • American photographer also documents the rise of the Nazis and the party's effect on Jewish life in Europe.
        It is a joint project of the International Center of Photography in New York and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
        The database includes most of Vishniac's 10,000 negatives, of which only about 350 have previously been published, according to the Holocaust museum.
      • The project has called on the public to assist in identifying people and places in the photographs.
        "Your efforts can help others learn about the vanished world documented by Vishniac," the website says.
        Vishniac, who died in 1990, was born to a Russian-Jewish family and grew up in Moscow. His family left Russia after the revolution for Berlin.
        In 1935, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee hired Vishniac to travel to Eastern Europe and take photographs documenting Jewish poverty and relief efforts to be used in its fundraising campaigns. Four years later he pursued other JDC assignments in Western Europe and worked as a freelance photographer there.
        After the German invasion of France, he was arrested and sent to an internment camp. With help from the JDC and the remainder of his family's assets, he secured release and immigrated with his wife and two children to the United States via Portugal in December 1940.

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        Roman Vishniac

        From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
        Roman Vishniac (Роман Вишняк)
        Roman Vishniac, 1977. Photo by Andrew A. Skolnick
        Born August 19, 1897
        Pavlovsk, Russian Empire
        Died January 22, 1990 (aged 92)
        New York City, United States
        Nationality Russian, American
        Occupation Photographer, Biologist
        Spouse(s) Luta (Leah) Bagg (m. 1918–46)
        Edith Ernst (m. 1947–90)
        Children Wolf V. Vishniac, Mara Vishniac
        Roman Vishniac (/ˈvɪʃni.æk/; Russian: Рома́н Соломо́нович Вишня́к; August 19, 1897 – January 22, 1990) was a Russian-American photographer, best known for capturing on film the culture of Jews in Central and Eastern Europe before the Holocaust. A complete archive of his work now rests at the International Center of Photography.[1][2]
        Vishniac was a versatile photographer, an accomplished biologist, an art collector and teacher of art history. He also made significant scientific contributions to photomicroscopy and time-lapse photography. Vishniac was very interested in history, especially that of his ancestors, and strongly attached to his Jewish roots; he was a Zionist later in life.[3]
        Roman Vishniac won international acclaim for his photos of shtetlach and Jewish ghettos, celebrity portraits, and microscopic biology. His book A Vanished World, published in 1983, made him famous and is one of the most detailed pictorial documentations of Jewish culture in Eastern Europe in the 1930s.[2] Vishniac was also remembered for his humanism and respect for life, sentiments that can be seen in all aspects of his work.
        In August 2014, the International Center for Photography in New York City announced that all 9,000 of Vishniac's photos, many never printed or published before, would be posted in an online

        : The Morgan Motor Company

        The Morgan Motor Company located in Britain doesn't change in a changing world. Not only is it still independent, but it also makes each car by hand.  A base model is about $44,000, with some cars costing up to $300,000.  People wait for over a year to get their exclusive hand-built cars with the shell made out of metal and much of the vehicle made out of wood.  Working on the wood interior, workers use metal shears to individually shape a hood because each car has to be different.  Every year Morgan produces about 600 cars.  The company will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2011.  It has a long and interesting history, and is still run by the same family: the Morgans.  Founded by Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan known as "HFS", it was then run by his son Peter, and is now run by Charles, the son of Peter Morgan.
        There are craftsmen……and there are Craftsmen !

        The Morgan Motor Company in Great Britain


The Morgan Motor Company and Pre Holocaust Pictures by Roman Vishniac goes on line for all to see