That Baby: Wolf Suschitzky’s and Liselotte Frankl’s Pioneering Children’s Photo Story Book

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In 1946, That Baby: the story of Peter and his new brother, a pioneering children’s photo story book, promoting a child-centred focus and message, was published by Collins. Designed and produced by Adprint, the twenty-four beautifully reproduced colour photographs taken by renowned émigré photographer and cameraman Wolf Suschitzky in various London locations, including at the Hampstead Nurseries, run by Anna Freud, enrich and accompany the text, which was written by fellow émigré and child psychologist, Dr. Liselotte Frankl. The publication marked an innovative approach in the overall design and progressive narrative, which focused on understanding children’s developmental and psychological needs and reflected the uncertainties of childhood in a sympathetic and educational way. This essay considers the book’s storyline in conjunction with Wolf Suschitzky’s interest in documentary realism and Liselotte Frankl’s developmental child psychology work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnocence and Experience
Subtitle of host publicationChildhood and the Refugees from Nazism in Britain
EditorsCharmian Brinson, Anna Nyburg
Place of PublicationOxford, Berlin, Bruxelles, Chennai, Lausanne, New York
PublisherPeter Lang
ISBN (Electronic)9781800799516
ISBN (Print)9781800799493
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2024
EventInnocence and Experience: Childhood and the 1930s Refugees - Institute of Modern Languages Research, London , United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Dec 20212 Dec 2021

Publication series

NameExile Studies


ConferenceInnocence and Experience: Childhood and the 1930s Refugees
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Internet address


  • 20th century history
  • Refugees from Nazism
  • World War II
  • Jewish children
  • photography and archives
  • photography
  • childhood and displacement
  • Art and Literature


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