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The Skansen in Torun

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Poles in traditional dress at the skansen museum (Muzeum Etnograficzne) in Torun, kujawsko-pomorskie, c.1976.

Two photographs of the Skansen (open-air) Ethnographic Museum in Torun.

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A windmill, scarecrow, and peasant housing at the open-air museum in Torun, Poland.

The museum includes much of interest to anyone who would like to learn more about the rural history of this part of Poland. The central feature is a variety of fully-furnished, period houses in a village setting. Visit and transport yourself back to 19th century Poland! Other more recent exhibits focus on life in 1950s and 1970s Poland. Further details can be found here.

Related content on Polish Poland: old images of Thorn / Toruń.

Images of Old Poland

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A Polish women cooling off in a pond in the early years of the twentieth century.

Here are scans of two images from our pre-independence Poland archive. These pictures both feature Polish women in country settings and date from between 1914-1918. They were primarily designed to appeal to soldiers during World War One. Most were sent home as picture postcards to locations in Germany.

A female Polish farmhand taking a break from fieldwork near a haystack, c.1914.

A female Polish farmhand taking a break from fieldwork near a haystack in Russian Poland, c.1914.