two more rare Sorokin photos

 

 

Pitirim Alexandrovich Sorokin, Harvard Crimson, September 28 1933

 

Pitirim Sorokin, California Daily Bruin, UCLA, July 2, 1937

 

3 more rare (as far as I know) photos of Sorokin

 

 

 

Boston Daily Record, October 6, 1937

 

undated photo of Sorokin

 

Harvard Research Center in Creative Altruism, 1955

 

posted by Roger W. Smith

a rare Sorokin photo

 

 

 

 

Sorokin and family, presumably in Winchester, Massachusetts, 1930s

I have not seen this photo before.

 

— posted by Roger W. Smith

May 2021

 

 

Sorokin and Elena (a favorite Sorokin photo of mine)

 

 

 

Sorokin adjusted-

 

Питирим и Елена Сорокины. 1921 г., Тамбов (рядом с Еленой – предположительно ее сводный брат, второй справа – ее отец)

 

Pitirim and Elena Sorokina. 1921, Tambov (next to Elena – presumably her half-brother; her father is second from the right)

 

The photo was taken the year before Sorokin was exiled from Russia. His wife left to join him in the United States in 1924.

 

 

posted by Roger W. Smith

   April 2020

a rare Sorokin photograph

 

 

Prezentatsiya1

 

 

Students and teachers of the Jurisprudence Faculty of the Imperial Saint-Petersburg University, around 1913-1914. Standing in second row: sixth from right: P. A. Sorokin.

 

 

personal archive of Prof. A.V. Gordon, Moscow

Posted on Сайт Юрия Дойкова (Yuri Doykov’s site) at

ТРУДНО НАМ СЕЙЧАС ЖИВЕТСЯ… И ДЫШИТСЯ… (ПИТИРИМ СОРОКИН И ЯКОВ ЗАХЕР)

 

 

— posted by Roger W. Smith

   courtesy Yuri Doykov

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

 

 

 

 

 

Kerensky, Sorokin meet in Boston – Christian Sci Monitor 3-9-1938

 

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