[Mozes van Dam, Sorensen’s great-grandfather]
Resource TypeStill Images
Title NoteThe supplied title proper is based on the contents of the photograph.
Date of CreationOct. 1940
Extent & Medium1 photograph : original ; b&w ; 11.5 x 8.5 cm
Scope & ContentItem is an original photograph of Mozes van Dam, Sorensen’s maternal great-grandfather. According to Sorensen, this photograph is one of the last photos taken of him.
Caption, signatures and inscriptionsThe verso of the photo includes both handwritten and stamped text: “Oct’ 40” is inscribed in pencil in the middle of the top of the verso; “93=10 m.” is handwritten in pencil on the bottom left of the verso, and, in Dutch, “fotokarelgborgers/ rotterdam – blijdorp/ 10B van vlooswijkstraat/ ----tel. 40629----” is stamped in brown ink in the middle of the verso. Unreadable transferred ink is barely visible underneath the stamped brown ink.
Physical Characteristics and Technical RequirementsThe item demonstrates slight signs of aging in the faint yellowing of the photo’s verso and fading of the portrait.