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Scenes of Bravery and Determination: Walter Rosenblum's Homage to the Spanish Republicans

Scenes of Bravery and Determination: Walter Rosenblum's Homage to the Spanish Republicans

In the fall of 1946, the New York photographer Walter Rosenblum--a student and friend of Paul Strand and Lewis Hine--traveled to Toulouse, France, to record the relief work undertaken by the Unitarian Service Committee for the thousands of Spanish refugees living there since the end of the Civil War, seven years earlier. He came back with a series of haunting portraits, 25 of which will be part of an exhibit at the King Juan Carlos Center.

"I had expected to find dejected and tired people," Rosenblum later wrote, "but instead
discovered bravery and determination."
 
Exhibit sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, the King Juan Carlos Center, and the Tamiment Library. With special thanks to the Rosenblum family.

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