Photos: A Very Young Leonard Cohen, His Sister Esther, & A Monkey (But No Plywood Violin)

And I thank you for those items that you sent me
The monkey and the plywood violin

First We Take Manhattan
By Leonard Cohen



Thanks to Maarten Massa for access to these images. And no, I don’t know the identity of the dark-haired girl in the shot atop this post.

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Sept 13, 2014 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

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