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Mania Piwnik and Zanvel  Goldberg
On their first date, in 1937, the Goldbergs took a leisurely stroll through the Julianow Park, 1.5 miles away and only a half an hour’s walk from their homes in Bałuty. This photograph was taken at a later date in the same park—at this point, Mania…

Jojne Pilicer Plac
Pfeiffer’s photograph of a paved marketplace, with St. Mary’s Church in the background. The picture frame is packed with shopping and vending people. Looking at it we can almost hear the sound of a bustling bazaar. In the foreground, we see a…

The Railroad Park
An alley in the Railroad Park is shown in Pfeiffer’s photograph. In the background people are strolling through the part; in the foreground two groups are resting on either side of the alley. In one group are characteristically dressed Jews—men…

The Luna Park
In this photograph we see the Luna Park at the Dabrowski Plac: the roller coaster, carousel, etc. The area of the entertainment part is surrounded by a tall fence, and at the entrance, a couple of policemen maintain order. Those who cannot afford the…

The Municipal Educational Cinematograph 1
Pfeiffer’s photograph of the Municipal Educational Cinematograph building seen from the Wodny Market. The inscription above the entry to the cinema reads: “The Municipal Educational Cinematograph.” The trees behind the building belong to the…

The Municipal Educational Cinematograph 2
Pfeiffer’s photograph of the Municipal Educational Cinematograph, seen from Rokicińska Street. There are posters advertising film screenings in display cases and glued to windowpanes of the building. A boy is studying the information on one of the…

Zgierska Street
On a sunny afternoon, we see Zgierska Street from the Bałuty Market southward towards St. Mary’s Church. The architecture is a mixture of wooden houses and tenement buildings, typical of Bałuty. The street is paved with cobblestoned and in the…

Departure from Łódź for Pabianice
A tram—GE58 "Berlinka"—is preparing to depart from a stop at Pabianicka Street. One of the engineers is using a rope to adjust the trolley pole that transfers electricity from the overhead catenary wire to the tram. A large group of passengers is…

Cinema-Theater Kasandra Floor Plan
The drawing indicates that the cinema had one main entrance from Aleksandryjska Street, which led to a sizeable hall. From the hall, one would enter a smaller waiting area lit by natural light coming though five large windows. The ticket window was…

Helenow Park Concert Shell
A wind band on the stage of the concert shell at the Helenów Park is posing for photograph. The musicians’ instruments are raised but nobody is playing, and the conductor is directly facing the photographer. Rows of chairs set up for the spectaors…
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