David Seymour - Greece

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Greek refugees from the civil war areas. David Seymour

Greek refugees from the civil war areas.

David Seymour - Olympia. GREECE. 1951; “At the full moon in September, the traditional time for ancient Olympic games, a panegyreis (county fair) takes place. The biggest attraction of the fairgrounds are the dozens of gambling tables, mostly roulette. A wooden disc with 37 sections was set in motion and the “croupier” threw a dart into the disc. When the disc stopped spinning, the number was read and the winners were paid. People play till late at night, and much money is lost.”

David Seymour - Olympia. GREECE. 1951; “At the full moon in September, the traditional time for ancient Olympic games, a panegyreis (county fair) takes place. The biggest attraction of the fairgrounds are the dozens of gambling tables, mostly roulette. A wooden disc with 37 sections was set in motion and the “croupier” threw a dart into the disc. When the disc stopped spinning, the number was read and the winners were paid. People play till late at night, and much money is lost.”

GREECE. Ioannine. 1948. A young Greek boy, in a camp for refugees from the war areas, plays with a homemade wagon constructed from a leaky tin food container and other pieces of tin he has found. He draws this wagon along with a string.  David Seymour

A young Greek boy, in a camp for refugees from the war areas, plays with a homemade wagon constructed from a leaky tin food container and other pieces of tin he has found. He draws this wagon along with a string.

David Seymour  1948 Greel Refugees from the civil war areas.

David Seymour 1948 Greel Refugees from the civil war areas.

David Seymour 1948    Evacuation of children from the civil war areas.

David Seymour 1948 Evacuation of children from the civil war areas.

Chim's "Children of Europe" by ChimsChildrenOfEurope. A founding member of Magnum Photos with Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa and George Rodger, Chim was sent to five countries of Europe in the Spring of 1948 as a special consultant to UNICEF. He went to Austria, Greece, Italy, Hungary and Poland and recorded UNICEF's action on behalf of the 13 million children who were victims of war. But during the six months of his assignment, he also painted a broader picture of the children. These…

A founding member of Magnum Photos with Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa and George Rodger, Chim was sent to five countries of Europe in the Spring of 1948 as…

Athens. The great BCG scheme of inoculation against tuberculosis has not yet started in Greece, pending the signing of an agreement with the Government, but a few Danish Red Cross teams are already working on the vaccination of school-children in Athens. When the agreement is signed, the BCG campaign will be started in a big way, with teams of Greek doctors and nurses assisting the Scandinavian teams. Here is one of the Danish teams, with Greek assistants, vaccinating children...David…

Athens. The great BCG scheme of inoculation against tuberculosis has not yet started in Greece, pending the signing of an agreement with the Government, but a few Danish Red Cross teams are already working on the vaccination of school-children in Athens. When the agreement is signed, the BCG campaign will be started in a big way, with teams of Greek doctors and nurses assisting the Scandinavian teams. Here is one of the Danish teams, with Greek assistants, vaccinating children...David…

Ioannina. Refugees from the civil war areas.  One little boy curiously watches another drinking this unfamiliar stuff, UNICEF milk (reconstituted from powdered milk) distributed for the first time at the refugee camp. David Seymour

Refugees from the civil war areas. One little boy curiously watches another drinking this unfamiliar stuff, UNICEF milk (reconstituted from powdered milk) distributed for the first time at the refugee camp.

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