Wąska Street (Bałuty)

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Title

Wąska Street (Bałuty)

Description

Wąska Street — a perfect name, if ever there was one, for this narrow street found in Bałuty. The wooden structures and fences, lack of sidewalks, cobblestone surface and rain gutter all add to its lackluster appearance. Several barefoot children, presumably from impoverished families, lean their gaunt frames against the gable wall of a tall wooden house. Their presence in the photo completes this picture of privation, a rather accurate portrayal of Bałuty for these years.

Creator

Włodzimierz Pfeiffer

Source

The State Archives in Łódź

Date

1938

Identifier

PL_39_596_714

Tag

dwellings; everyday life, children; poverty

Collection

Citation

Włodzimierz Pfeiffer, “Wąska Street (Bałuty),” Jewish Life in Interwar Łódź , accessed May 25, 2024, https://jewish-lodz.iu.edu/items/show/1969.