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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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

 

 

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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

a rare photo of Sorokin

 

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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.

— posted by Roger W. Smith

photographs of Turya, Russia; Pitirim A. Sorokin’s birthplace … фотографии Туря, Россия; Место рождения Питирима А. Сорокина

 

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с. Туръя, Церковь Воскресения Христова (1860 г)
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ӧшкамӧшка / радуга над д. Жигановка за р. Вымь
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вид на д.Жигановка на р.Вымь

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неутомимый Женя Худин спускает “судно” на воду
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…в поисках “фарватера” через заросшие протоки к большой Выми

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These photos were posted on Facebook by Valery E. Sharapov on May 29, 2018. They are posted here courtesy Mr. Sharapov.

Pitirim Alexandrovich Sorokin was born on 2 February (O.S. 21 January) 1889, in Turya, a small village in Yarensk uyezd, Vologda Governorate, Russian Empire (now Knyazhpogostsky District, Komi Republic, Russia).

 

Эти фотографии были размещены на Facebook Валерием Шараповым 29 мая 2018 года. Они размещены здесь любезно г-ном Шараповым.

Сорокин Питирим Александрович родился 2 февраля [O.S. 21 января] 1889 года, в Турии, маленькой деревне в Яренском уезде, Вологодской губернии, Российской империи (ныне Княжпогостский район, Республика Коми, Россия).

 

— Roger W. Smith

      May 2018

Pitrim A. Sorokin residence

 

‘Winchester garden aglow with azaleas’ – Boston Globe

 

Pitirim A. Sorokin residence, 8 Cliff St., Winchester, MA

Photographs by Roger W. Smith.

On May 24, 2017, I traveled by car to Winchester, Massachusetts, where the world famous Russian émigré sociologist and social philosopher Pitirim A. Sorokin, one of my heroes, lived.

Sorokin, his wife Elena P.  Sorokin, and their two sons resided at 8 Cliff Street in Winchester. (Sorokin died in 1968. One of his sons still occupies the same residence.) I was interested not only to see the residence of a world renowned scholar and writer, but also to see the house because it was famous for its grounds: a garden developed and maintained by Sorokin himself, for which he had won awards from horticultural societies and of which he was proud.

I drove up the block, which was on a steep ascent, using GPS to guide me. The GPS system advised me that I had arrived at my destination, 8 Cliff Street, on my left. I saw 6 Cliff Street, but where was number 8? Number 8 was shrouded and hidden by a profusion of flowering bushes. It reminded me of the Forest of Thorns in “Sleeping Beauty.”

— posted  by Roger W. Smith

     September 2017

photographs of Pitirim A. Sorokin and his wife, Elena P. Sorokin

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— posted by Roger W. Smith

     September 2017