Illustration from Songs of the Ghetto by Ephraim Moses Lilien
The old tailor gazing at the promised land but held back by barbed wire and serpents. Illustration by Ephraim Moses Lilien (1874–1925) from Songs of the Ghetto, a 1903 illustrated volume of Yiddish poems by Morris Rosenfeld translated into modern German. The illustrations depict the life of a tailor and his Zionist dreams. Lilien's work, in a strong Art Nouveau style was highly influential in Palestine.
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