Jewish Teenage Refugees from Iraq, Landing at Lydda Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel

Ruth Orkin, American, 1921 - 1985


negative 1951; print about 1974

Gelatin silver pint

Image: 10 1/2 × 13 1/2 in. (26.7 × 34.3 cm)

Sheet: 11 × 14 in. (27.9 × 35.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the William S. Rubin Fund



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, stamped in red ink, on reverse, center: This print / must be returned to:; signed and dated, stamped in red ink and written in blue ballpoint pen, on reverse, center: © Ruth Orkin 1974; inscribed, stamped in red ink, on reverse, lower center: Ruth Orkin / 65 Central Park West / N.Y.C., N.Y. 10023; inscribed, in green felt tip marker, on reverse, center right: [arcing arrow pointing from "returned to:" toward Ruth Orkin address stamp]; inscribed, in blue ballpoint pen, on reverse, lower center: "Jewish teen-age refugees from Iraq, / landing at Lydda Airport- / Tel Aviv, Israel, 1951."; inscribed, in blue ballpoint pen, on reverse, lower center [partially visible below opaque sticker]: ([illegible] Gallery); inscribed, in graphite, on reverse, center up right edge: Pf[MM?]f72[Z?]; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse, upper right along right edge: RO1.

Course History

ANTH 50.17, Rites of Passage, Sienna Craig, Spring 2020


Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2018.

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