Peddlers transformed into Beggars by the Boycott’, one of Roman Vishniac’s photographs from The Vanished World Portfolio.

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At the time the Russian-born photographer was living in Berlin, but in the early years of the Second World War he managed to emigrate to the USA, where his reputation as both photographer and indeed microbiologist was made.

This edition was limited to 50 copies in which all the photographs are artist’s proofs, signed on the mounts.

This example sold for a premium-inclusive €35,380 (£30,605) in a March 22 Judaica sale held by Ader in Paris.