Friday, August 1, 2014

Prague in Old Picture Postcards

Praha na dobových pohlednicích, 1886-1930 = Prague in Old Picture Postcards, 1886-1939 conatins hundreds of photographs focusing on the old districts of the the capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague, including: Old Town, New Town, and the Jewish Town. Published in 1998 to commemorate the 650th anniversary of the founding of Prague, it covers the period when the city was under Habsburg rule, to the early years of independent Czechoslovakia. The book is edited by Edmund Orián, and published by Belle Epoque. A Czech and English version of the book were published, with the Slavic Collection holding only the Czech one.

The book is available to view in the Elizabeth Dafoe Library's Slavic Collection's Reference area, under call #:  Salv Ref DB 2620 P728 1998