Main Entrance to Ivan Franko Park



ID number:
00508
Title:
Main Entrance to Ivan Franko Park
City:
Description:
Image description is temporarily available only in: Ukrainian
Polish
Subject:
Entrance to city park, people, vase, trees
Creator:
Unknown
Publisher:
The Art Gallery of Polish Artists Publishing House, Lwow
Date:
1916
Format:
9х14 сm
Copyright:
Taras Pinyazhko
Collection:
Category:
Technique:
Inscriptions:
On obverse:
In Polish: Lwów. Ogród pojezuicki
In German: Lemberg. Jezuitengarten
On reverse:
In Polish: Pocztówka - Carte Postale
Wydawnictwo Sztuki Polskiej we Lwowie 1916 - Edition de l'Art polonais a Leopol
Made in Galicia (Austria)

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