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A poorly dressed Jewish boy sells his wares at the market. His satisfied smile tells us he can work and has something to sell or trade.

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In this photograph, we are shown a market stall specializing in fabrics. A number of men attired in gabardines mill around near the booth. One man's appearance gives away his profession—he is wearing a characteristic porter's rope across his…

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People flocked in great numbers to visit the market stalls on Old Market Square where almost anything could be procured. The crowd in this photo includes both children and adults, among whom we can find elegant men sporting top hats, Jews wearing…

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The Old Market Square, appropriately named since it is oldest square in Łódź, has been with the city since its earliest days. In the first half of the 20th century only Jews resided in this vicinity. Commerce blossomed here: this was the location of …

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As one of the oldest streets in Łódź, Wolborska Street was an integral part of the city's Jewish district and a major center of commerce. Wolborska connected the Old Market Square with the streetmarket on Wschodna Street (Szachermarkt), where kosher…

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Wolborska Street was among the most important streets in the city's Jewish district. It was on Wolborska that the city's first wooden synagogue was built in the mid-19th c. (sometime in the 1860s). This photograph features a view of the street…

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A wooden building housing W. Orensztajn's hardware store, near Bałuty Market. Cars and open-air carriages are parked along Zgierska Street. Because of the proximity of the market the street is very busy.

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A corner of the Zielony (Green) Market as viewed from Zielona Street. This modest wooden house, in front of which flower venders are displaying their inventory, was the headquarters of the Polish Society for Sobriety.

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One of the houses located on the Old Market Square as viewed from its rear courtyard. While many residences in the Old Town seemed quite presentable from the front, sadly, some backyards were the very image of poverty and desolation.

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Along the eastern frontage line of Łódź's Old Market Square one could always find a long line of horse-drawn cabs. The horse-drawn coach or droshky was the early-twentieth-century counterpart of today's taxi. On an advertising post (only partly seen…
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