Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

These vintage pictures of old Lvov bought from a city street vendor were made before and during WWI. On some of them were signatures with the places photographed and about some others the old vendor told a few words.

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

A group of Lvov citizens on a ski trip.

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

Austrian exhibition center being built in the outskirts of the city.

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

Amusement park, 1912.

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

No signature. Old man says that it is the city decorated before the visit of Austrian emperor.

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

Industrial district.

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

Metalware committee, 1914,

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

Ambulance, 1914-15.

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

Theatrical procession before the war.

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

Wood storehouse, 1914.

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

Military hospital on the outskirts of Lvov.

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

WWI. Russian hospital in Lvov in 1914-15.

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

7 August 1916.  Shot down plane.

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

Outskirts, 1915.

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

Austrian army positions in Galicia (Western region in Ukraine)

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

Austrian dugout.

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

Austrian officer near a moving transformer vault.

In the next two pictures you may see two couples: one from Lvov and the other from Budapest. When these pictures were taken they lived in one country – Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance

Location: Lvov

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24 thoughts on “Lvov On Vintage Photos Bought By Chance”

    • I grew up in Lvov. It is amazing city, one of the most beautiful cities in former Soviet Union.It is a medieval city, from 13th century, and it has been also called:Leopolis (Greek name)and Lemberg (Austro-Hungarian).
      Despite the architecture beauty, the life of the ordinary people is not so good.
      Google Lvov/Lviv, and see great pictures of the city or visit the site:360cities.net and see some panoramic view of the central part of the town.

  1. S city povznesenými nastoupíte pouť do krajin, o kterých již starý Humbold pravil: ,V celém světě neviděl jsem něco velkolepějšího nad tu blbou Halič.’

  2. It’s Poland, it’s Ukraine, it’s Lithuania, it’s East Prussia, it’s Estonia, it’s Latvia, it’s…….
    It really is Poland, or was, but there is much confusion on this spot of the map.

  3. Okay, which is it really, Ukrainian, Polish or what?

    Seems like this part of the World has changed countries a number of times throughout history.

    It’s a beautiful place. I googled it from the image search.

    The sixth picture here looks almost exactly like a picture I saw once of Kovel, Ukraine which is North of Lvov.

    The ‘woman’ in the second couple photo (the last picture) looks like a young girl still… poor child being married so young like that. I know they sometimes married young but that still doesn’t make it good.

  4. this picture “Theatrical procession before the war” viewing polish “Bractwo Kurkowe” – it’s medieval european traditional paramilitary organization of citizen (to defense city in case of war)
    till end of II WW Poles was mayority in this town and it was polish town but in case planneg genocide prepare by ukrainian nationalist (UPA) and USSR most of Poles were murdered or must escape to west of Poland

  5. Nice to see they were so progressive back then and allowed gay marriage..(talking about the last couple of photoshops)

  6. L’viv is 100% Ukrainian and perhaps used to be Polish, Austrian Hungarian,Soviet but not anymore. Getting sick and tired of Polish people trying to reaffirm that its Polish. Wroclaw, Gdansk and many other Polish cities also used to be in foreign hands.

  7. @akira03: U are so funny………Lwow was Polish….Wroclaw taken by Germans, was Polish. Danzig (Gdansk)was Polish…yes, many of their cities were in foreign hands, but their genesis is stricly Polish.

    • truly speaking Wroclaw (Breslau) is not Polish city, it was German city till 1945 when Stalin changed frontiers in Central Europe

      History between Poland and Ukraine is rly hard subject…

      • sorry but you are wrong about Wroclaw. Whats does it mean in german Breslau or even Berlin? this are some german worlds? read some books…

  8. Akira03, you need to be more tolerant. Lwow was one of the most beloved cities for pre-war Poles and many of them, living to this day, cannot get over its loss (including my own grandmother, who was born there). We’re not trying to deny that this is Ukrainian city, we simply miss it.
    I don’t blame older Germans they miss their Breslau or Oppeln.

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