Here are four lovely scanned images of old Poland from our picture archive. These romantic scenes showing courting couples were published as picture postcards in the late 1910s by a publisher in Lodz, Poland, and all posted to a lady in Poznan. Click on any image to enlarge and see more detail.
This is the first of an ongoing series of uploads to the Polish Poland website of images of old Poland. Here we have three scans of picture postcards sent to my parents in the 1980s from the small town of Pultusk in Poland. Click on any image to enlarge and see more detail.
Pułtusk is a town with a population of around 19,000 in the Masovian Voivodship of Poland, 70 kilometres (43 miles) north of Warsaw. It is a popular tourist spot and its attraction include Polonia Castle, a Gothic Church, and the opportunity to paddle a kayak for an hour or two.
Fascinating fact: In January 1868 a meteor shower fell in Pułtusk. One of the meteorites – at approximately 10 kg – was possibly the biggest ever to fall in Europe. Large parts of this and other Pultusk meteorites are on display at the British Museum in London.