Title of the week
70 years ago, on 1 August 1944, over ten thousand poorly armed resistance fighters began to battle for the freedom of their city. The command of the underground Home Army, in deciding to take overt military action against the overwhelming numbers of German occupying forces, planned to maintain control over the city for a week to ten days.
The subject of another album from the FOTO RETRO book series is the beauty of mountain nature, especially the Polish Bieszczady Mountains and Ukrainian Chornohora captured in fantastic photographs from the National Digital Archives’ collection. Thanks to these unique photographs, we can observe how the picturesque landscapes around Tarnica, Wielka Rawka or Hoverla have changed over the years.
1989 was a breakthrough year in Poland’s history. Chris Niedenthal , one of the best-known European photographers, was able to capture that great change, the decline and ultimate fall of communism in Poland, with masterly insight and irony.
This unique collection of archival photographs reveals a familiar, and yet very different face of the royal city of Cracow: it allows us to visit places which ceased to exist a long time ago.
Lviv in old photographs. This beautiful nostalgic album is dedicated to the prewar city of Lviv, now in the Ukraine, but at the time a thriving Polish city many Poles continue to treasure in their hearts.
The Łazienki Królewskie Park (Royal Baths Park) in Warsaw is a unique place where beautiful architecture meets nature. The entire park complex which consists of three gardens, the Palace on the Isle, Old Orangery, Myślewicki Palace, Amphitheatre and other architecturally interesting buildings, covers the area of 76 hectares.
What did Polish roads, towns, villages look like a hundred year ago? What faces and clothes did the lens of an old camera catch? What events, customs, and places have been preserved in the yellowish, faded photographs found in the State Archives? Just open this album to see.
This album on Polish museums, compiled under the guidance of Dorota Folga-Januszewska, a distinguished expert on the subject, presents the history, present-day situation, and future prospects of Poland’s museums, focusing on the principal institutions and their collections, their most treasured exhibits, and new ideas in museum development.
Lovers of old Warsaw and particularly its Praga borough will be delighted with this album. A collection of so far unpublished photographs of Praga in the 1970s, it features the residents of the borough ad other varsovians in social situations, and especially in the unique, now legendary milieu of the Różycki and Szmulek Bazaars, which constituted the semi-legal business underbelly of communist Poland.
What a match!It lasted 4 years, 4 months and 14 days. All Polish records were broken, as were many European records and several world records.But the outcome was uncertain until the end.It was a match for promotion, for honour, for everything.The match for the National Stadium!
1940s Warsaw, the first volume of a new series FOTO RETRO by Wydawnictwo Bosz, is the result of cooperation with the National Digital Archives. This is a unique illustrated book that overcomes stereotypes and tells the story of the capital of Poland in pictures.