The Modern School in New York City, circa 1911-12.jpg

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The Modern School in New York City, circa 1911-12. Will Durant stands with his pupils.


  • Will Durant (top, at left)
  • Magda Boris, daughter of actor Paul Orleneff, the later Magda Schoenwetter (seated, third from left)
  • middle row, left to right:
    • Révolte Bercovici, daughter of anarchists Konrad and Naomi Bercovici
    • Amour Liber, son of physician and anarchist Benzion Liber and cousin of the Bercovici brothers
    • Ruth, called Root the Beaut because of her beauty
    • Gorky Bercovici, son of anarchists Konrad and Naomi Bercovici

Durant's other pupils (probably also on the photo) were:

  • Stuart Sanger, son of architect William Sanger and his wife Margaret
  • Hyperion Bercovici, son of anarchists Konrad and Naomi Bercovici
  • Oscar
  • Sophie Boris, daughter of actor Paul Orleneff

Source of the information:

  • The Stelton Modern School on
  • Paul Avrich, The Modern School Movement: Anarchism and Education in the United States, 1980, pp. 79 and 86. ISBN 9781904859093.
  • Paul Avrich, Anarchist Voices: An Oral History of Anarchism in America, AK Press, 2005, articles Révolte Bercovici, Amour Liber, and Magda Schoenwetter. ISBN 9781904859277.
Date between circa 1911 and circa 1912
date QS:P,+1911-00-00T00:00:00Z/8,P1319,+1911-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1326,+1912-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
Source Published on the cover of the first issue of The Modern School magazine, 1912.
Author The Modern School
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