my favorite Sorokin photo

 

 

 

Sorokin 1917
Pitirim Sorokin in St. Petersburg, 1917; from cover of The Unknown Sorokin: His Life in Russia and the Essay on Suicide,  edited by Denny Vǻgerö

 

Such a handsome young man. Sorokin was age twenty-eight at the time. In his face and expression, one can see the earnestness and idealism that would manifest itself in his life and writings.

 

 

— Roger W. Smith

   September 2019

a photo of Sorokin and Kerensky

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This photo appeared in The Christian Science Monitor (published in Boston, Massachusetts) in the following article:

 

“Kerensky Sees Fall of Soviet Dictatorship: Colleagues of Revolution Meet in Boston

The Christian Science Monitor

March 9, 1938

pg. 10

 
On the evening of March 9, the day the article appeared, Kerensky spoke at the Ford Hall Forum in Boston. His lecture was entitled “On Behalf of Democracy.”

In the conclusion of the article, it is stated: “The last meeting between Mr. Kerensky and his secretary [Sorokin] occurred nearly 18 years ago in Berlin. This was four years after Mr. Kerensky’s escape and already the Soviet Regime was sending its roots into Russian soil. Yet like his former superior, Sorokin believes the Soviet Union some day will collapse.”
— posted by Roger W Smith

   April 2019

Sorokin working in his azalea garden

 

 

 

Sorokin working in his azalea garden - Boston Sunday Globe 5-23-1954

 
This photo of Sorokin in the yard of his Winchester, Massachusetts home appeared in the Boston Sunday Globe of May 23, 1954 under the headline “Winchester Hillside Aglow With Azaleas, Grown by Harvard Professor.”

 

 

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See also my post
“Pitirim A. Sorokin residence”

 

https://pitirimsorokin.com/2017/09/20/pitrim-a-sorokin-residence/

 

 

 

— posted by Roger W. Smith

   April 2, 2019

another rare Sorokin photo (1924)

 

 

 

 

Sorokin 1924

 

 

 

Early photos of Sorokin are a rarity — particularly, it seems, photos of Sorokin the emigré newly arrived in the USA.

This photo is from the front page of the Minneapolis Daily Star of July 30, 1924.

 

 

— posted by Roger W. Smith

   March 2019

 

a rare Sorokin photograph

 

 

 

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Minnesota Alumni Weekly, May 4, 1929, pg. 540.jpg

 

 

 

Photos of Sorokin during his early academic career are rare.

Here is an item from the Minnesota Alumni Weekly of May 4, 1929 (“Faculty Books,” pg. 540) noting the publication of Sorokin’s Social Mobility. Sorokin was on the faculty of the University of Minnesota at that time.

The photo caption reads: “…. he told us, very proudly, that he is in the process of becoming an American citizen, and he would soon be able to file for his second papers.”

 

 

— posted by Roger W. Smith

  March 2019

another rare Sorokin photo

 

 

 

 

 

Pitirim A. Sorokin 2-11-1959
Pitirim A. Sorokin speaking at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, February 11, 1959

 
This grainy photograph of Pitirim A. Sorokin was published in The Daily Collegian (Wayne State University) on February 12, 1959.

The day before, Sorokin had delivered a lecture to “an overcrowded lecture hall” on the Wayne State University campus on a topic he had addressed numerous times: mutual convergence of the Russian and American systems and values.

 

 

— Roger W. Smith

   October 2018

rare photo of Sorokin

 

 

Pitirim A. Sorokin 1926.jpg

 

 

One of my favorite Sorokin books, “Leaves from a Russian Diary,” was reviewed in the Minneapolis Sunday Tribune in 1926.

Sorokin was teaching at the University of Minnesota then.

The following photo of Sorokin appeared in the newspaper. It is one of the best photos of Sorokin I have seen, and to me it was entirely new.
— Roger W. Smith