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    [Photography]. Petrikau in Russisch-Polen. Kriegs-Garnisonsstadt des J. R. 100. Photo-Abteilung der 3/100. E. K. [Petrikau?: circa 1915]. An album of forty-eight photographs of this old city, called Piotrkow [Piotrków Trybunalski] in Polish and Petrikau in German. Oblong octavo (6.75 x 9 inches). Each image measures 3.5 x 5.5 inches, on dark green mounts with hand-lettered captions in black ink. With tissue guards. Embossed red leatherette lettered in gilt on front cover. Binding rubbed and darkened around the edges.

    An ancient Polish city, after the defeat of Napoleon in 1815, Piotrokow became part of Congress Poland, a puppet state of the Russian Empire. It remained with Russia until 1915, before reverting to Poland in 1919. Of note are the photographs of the ruined train station and turn-table, prominent buildings, markets, the Orthodox Church, the Jewish Synagogue, and three photographs of the Jewish cemetery.


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