Christmas Exhibition of The Center for European Immigrant's Art and Handicraft
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The Christmas exhibition organised by the Center for European Immigrants’ Art and Handicraft took place during November and December 1939 at the Émigré Art Center on the first floor of the Empire State Building.
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Anonymous. “‘Immigrants’ Conference 1939’.” Aufbau, 1 November 1939, p. 7.
Anonymous. “Eleanor Roosevelt kauft Geschenke ein.” Aufbau, 22 December 1939, p. 6.
Trude Fleischmann. Der selbstbewusste Blick, edited by Anton Holzer and Frauke Kreutler, exh. cat. Wien Museum, Vienna, 2011.
W. L. “Emigrierte Künstler stellen aus.” Aufbau, 15 November 1939, p. 14.
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David Baumgardt Papers, Leo Baeck Institute, New York.
Aufbau Magazine, dig Leo Baeck Institute, New York.
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Émigré Art Center, Empire State Building, 350 5th Avenue, Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
The German émigré Gerda Peterich had a photographic studio at 332 West 56th Street and in New York, where she specialised in dance and portraiture. In addition, she visited dance studios and photographed outside in the city.
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Trude Fleischmann was an Austrian-Jewish portrait and dance photographer who emigrated in 1939 to New York, where she opened a studio in Midtown Manhattan with the photographer Frank Elmer.
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In October 1935 the German émigré photographer Lotte Jacobi, together with her sister Ruth Jacobi, opened a photo studio on 57th Street. The two sisters had to leave their parents' photo studio in Berlin in the 1930s and emigrated to New York.
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Ruth Jacobi was a German-speaking, Polish-born photographer who emigrated in 1935 to New York, where she opened a studio together with her sister Lotte Jacobi. She later had her own portrait studio.
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Very few and only fragmentary details can be found on the German émigré photographer Ruth Staudinger, who emigrated in the mid-1930s to New York City. Her nomadic life was also characterisedd by several changes of name along the way.
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