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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FRENCH BICYCLE GODDESS, c. 1898

At Camp Kinderland, August 1938

At Camp Kinderland, August 1938

Me and my buddies at Camp Kinderland in the summer of 1938. I’m the very handsome bloke holding the bat and looking into the camera. Alas, I’ve changed a bit since then ...

Photo by B Itzkowitz

The photograph was taken by Benjamin Itzkowitz.

Camp Kinderland

Hi

This is Huey Falk, webmaster for Camp Kinderland. If you email me a copy of the picture from 1938 I will put it up on the Kinderland web site.

Huey Falk
hueyweb4@kinderland.org

hey! how many in the photo

hey! how many in the photo do u kno yet?

Swoon

You were a very handsome bloke.

Camp Kinderland

The camp was in upper New York State and the inscription, in Yiddish says simply, ‘Camp Kinderland, August 8, 1938, Bunk #11.’

The camp was run by Jewish members of the Communist Party for kids who otherwise couldn’t afford summer camp. This was during the Great Depression and I was there for two summers. I recall Paul Robeson visiting the camp then.

Camp Kinderland

Great pic ... I guess you are all grown up now. Where was the camp? And what does the inscription say?

 
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