A Polish knife sharpener at work in the Lodz area of Poland.
A scan of a page from an extremely rare book we bought on a recent visit to England. The picture-based book is a sort of anthropological look at Poland and published in 1921. We think that this English look at Poland is absolutely fascinating. We will add other images as and when time allows. Come back soon for another look or better still subscribe to get updates in your email inbox. Click on picture to enlarge image.
Polish Peasant bride attended by her relatives and bridesmaids in a village of the plains.
“A wedding is a very bright event in the village life of the Polish plains. All neighbours take a modest part in the rejoicing and the cup of cheer brims for friends and stranger alike, In these remote hamlets the peasants lead a hard-working, healthy existence. Much work and little play seems to have no ill-effect on them. Their heart is in their work, and the fertile land that supplies their daily bread evokes in them a gratitude which finds expression in a passionate devotion to the soil and an untiring zeal where its tending and cultivation are concerned.”
The house of a Polish peasant on an old postcard dating back to 1908. This postcard written in German and posted to Stettin (now Szczecin).