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File:Fridtjof Nansen, Les deux étapes de la faim (1922).jpg


English: A postcard photograph ( rotogravure) of two starving boys: one feeds the other. The boys are in the fatal stages of hunger. They have skeletal limbs and their bellies are swollen (through eating grass, straw, tree bark, worms, and earth). This is postcard number 3 of a set published by Rotogravure SA, Geneva, and sold by in 1922 to raise funds for the Russian famine (number VIII of the set displayed bears the date 28 February 1922). The photographs were taken by Fridtjof Nansen and most likely published earlier as well in 1922 in his pamphlets and addresses for aid to the Russians.
Date 1922
Author Fridtjof Nansen (1861–1930)
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  1. (January 1922). " The Friends of Soviet Russia". Soviet Russia 6 (1): 21. New York, United States: Kenneth Durant. Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  2. Curti, Merle (1988) [1963] " The Aftermath" in American Philanthropy Abroad (Transaction Edition ed.), New Jersey, United States: Transaction, pp. p. 289 Retrieved on 5 October 2011. ISBN: 0-88738-711-X.

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This file was originally uploaded at en.wikipedia as Brothers in misfortune.jpg, before it was transfered to Commons.

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2009-09-08 00:06:35 Russavia 54194 260×365 {{Information |Description = A famous image published by the Nansen committee bears the name of “Brothers in misfortune”. The picture shows a starving boy with a teaspoon in his hands feeding a younger starving boy and was widely published in the
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