Doroshenka Street



ID number:
01239
Title:
Doroshenka Street
City:
Subject:
Sykstuska Street, buildings, architectural detail
Creator:
Unknown
Publisher:
The Art Gallery of Polish Artists Publishing House, Krakow
Date:
1917
Format:
90х140 mm
Copyright:
Center for Urban History of East Central Europe
Collection:
Category:
Technique:
Inscriptions:
On obverse:
In Polish: Lwów. Ul. Sykstuska.
In German: Lemberg. Sykstuskagasse.
On reverse:
No.9 Wydawnictwo Salonu Malarzy Polskich w Krakowie 1917

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