[Vishniac, Roman. (1897–1990)] Godes, Herman. (?–2007)
Original Roman Vishniac photograph of Latvian pianist Herman Godes, with Godes's signature in blue ink. Photographer's stamp to verso. Crease to lower left corner, loss to gloss on right edge, else fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).
Roman Vishniac was a Russian-American photographer, best known for capturing on film the culture of Jews in Central and Eastern Europe before the Holocaust. A major archive of his work was housed at the International Center of Photography until 2018, when Vishniac's daughter, Mara Vishniac Kohn, donated it to The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley.