Auction 91 Part 1 Jewish and Israeli History, Culture and Art

Photo Album – Young Zionists in Koło, Poland, Early 20th Century – With Photographs of Members of the "HeHalutz" and "Hashomer Hatzair" Zionist Jewish Youth Movements, and with several Zionist Postcards

Opening: $300
Sold for: $375
Including buyer's premium

Photo album originally belonging to a Jewish youth from Koło, Poland, containing photographs of Zionist organizations active in the town. Koło and elsewhere, 1910s and 1920s (several later photographs).

Roughly 200 photographs, some titled and dated in handwriting (Hebrew and Polish).
Among other things, these photographs show members of the "HaShomer Hatzair" youth movement on board a boat; members of the "HeHalutz" youth movement on a trip; group photo of "the Koło Committee of Zion Youth"; and more. Additionally, the album contains numerous personal photographs (some of them studio photos) of the album owner and his family members and acquaintances.
Also included in the album are a number Zionist postcards, including a postcard published by the Jewish National Fund bearing a portrait of Theodor Herzl by S. Roukhomovsky with the (Hebrew) caption "If you are willing, it is no dream"; postcard bearing the famous portrait of Herzl leaning on the railing of the balcony in Basel, Switzerland (published by Leo Winz); postcard bearing a photo of Lord (Arthur James) Balfour; and more.

Photographs in various sizes and condition. Some glued onto album pages, others inserted into album page slots. Album: 22.5 cm. Good-fair condition, with stains, creases, and tears (mostly minor). One leaf detached. Hardcover binding, blemished and worn, with printed label (in Polish) fastened onto front.

Enclosed: Six additional postcards (including one with an undivided back bearing a color picture of Jaffa Gate) and some paper items (several handwritten pages, several printed pages, newspaper clippings, and more).

Zionism, Theodor Herzl, JNF
Zionism, Theodor Herzl, JNF