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Book/Printed Material Album of the Old City.

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  • Album of the Old City.


  • Al'bom starogo L'vova (Album of the old city), published in 1917, is a collection of images of the main historical monuments of L'viv (in present-day western Ukraine). The album contains pictures of the dominant places of worship, such as the Catholic Cathedral, the Armenian Cathedral, the Dominican Church, and the Benedictine Church. Illustrations show both details and scenes of L'viv's streets, built in the 16th--19th centuries. The architectural details include bas-reliefs, carved doorways, fine and amusing stone carving, and moldings. People are seen walking by the fountains in the marketplace with its attractive shops and houses. Streets shown include the rue des Arméniens, rue du Tribunal, and rue Czacki, with interior details of the Maison Sobiéski and the Maison Noire. Photographs taken at the City Museum show its fine rooms, with a portrait of Stanisław August (king of Poland 1764--95); other art, furniture, and porcelain; ceramic stoves to heat the rooms; and sculpture. The album conveys something of the spirit of the old city. The introductory text is in Russian, with captions to the photographs given in Russian and in French.


  • Vereshchagin, V. A. (Vasiliĭ Andreevich), 1861-1931 Contributor.

Created / Published

  • Sirius : [publisher not identified], 1917.


  • -  Ukraine--L'viv Oblast--L'viv
  • -  1917
  • -  Architectural decorations and ornaments
  • -  Cathedrals
  • -  Churches
  • -  Cities and towns
  • -  Museums
  • -  Street scenes


  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 116 pages : illustrations.
  • -  Original resource at: Yaroslav Mudryi National Library of Ukraine.
  • -  Content in French and Russian.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.


  • 1 online resource.

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  • 2021666581

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Chicago citation style:

Vereshchagin, V. A. , Contributor. Album of the Old City. [Sirius: Publisher Not Identified, 1917] Pdf.

APA citation style:

Vereshchagin, V. A. (1917) Album of the Old City. [Sirius: Publisher Not Identified] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Vereshchagin, V. A. , Contributor. Album of the Old City. [Sirius: Publisher Not Identified, 1917] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.