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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.
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.
The first album in our MOTO RETRO series is dedicated to cars and motorbikes which used to fill the streets and roads of pre-war Poland.
The second album in our MOTO RETRO series is dedicated to aviation in interwar Poland.
Our third album in the MOTO RETRO series features the fleet of the Second Polish Republic. When Poland re-emerged on the map of Europe as an independent country following World War I, it simultaneously gained a 140-kilometre-long strip of the Baltic coast and immediately began the construction of strategic shipbuilding hubs.
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.
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 A collection of so far unpublished photographs of Praga in the 1970s, it features the residents of the borough ad other varsovians in social situations, and especially in the unique, now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.
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.
The subject of another album from the FOTO RETRO (RETRO PHOTO) series is Vilnius – the capital and the main cultural centre of Lithuania.
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.