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Latvians Collection

"Discovering the Rich Tapestry of Latvian History and Culture" Step into a journey through time as we explore the captivating world of Latvians

Background imageLatvians Collection: Costumes and flags of the World (colour litho)

Costumes and flags of the World (colour litho)
6032826 Costumes and flags of the World (colour litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Costumes and flags of the World.); Look and Learn / Barbara Loe Collection

Background imageLatvians Collection: An engraving depicting a sailor's sweetheart waving goodbye as he is rowed out to his ship

An engraving depicting a sailor's sweetheart waving goodbye as he is rowed out to his ship, 19th century
5310976 An engraving depicting a sailor's sweetheart waving goodbye as he is rowed out to his ship, 19th century; (add.info.: Date: 1880); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageLatvians Collection: Captain Alexander Schomberg's improved rigging design, 1850

Captain Alexander Schomberg's improved rigging design, 1850
3331144 Captain Alexander Schomberg's improved rigging design, 1850; (add.info.: Engraving depicting Captain Alexander Schomberg's improved rigging design)

Background imageLatvians Collection: The Siege of Sidney Street (b/w photo)

The Siege of Sidney Street (b/w photo)
8675712 The Siege of Sidney Street (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Siege of Sidney Street, January 1911)

Background imageLatvians Collection: A brig, 1850

A brig, 1850
3331128 A brig, 1850; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a brig, a sailing vessel with two square-rigged masts. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageLatvians Collection: Estonia - Lithuania, 1745

Estonia - Lithuania, 1745
2902744 Estonia - Lithuania, 1745; (add.info.: Estonia - Lithuania, 1745.); Buyenlarge Archive/UIG

Background imageLatvians Collection: Riga (engraving)

Riga (engraving)
8638553 Riga (engraving) by French School, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Riga. Illustration for Dictionnaire Universel Illustre De La Geographie et Des Voyages edited by C)

Background imageLatvians Collection: Members of the League of Nations (colour litho)

Members of the League of Nations (colour litho)
7163177 Members of the League of Nations (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Members of the League of Nations)

Background imageLatvians Collection: Libau under WWI German Occupation

Libau under WWI German Occupation
3781628 Libau under WWI German Occupation; (add.info.: Libau under World War I German Occupation. Taken from photograph, shows the main train station and railway tracks, with three soldiers)

Background imageLatvians Collection: Sphinxes in Front of the Art Nouveau Building Designed by Mikhail Eisenstein on 2A Alberta Street

Sphinxes in Front of the Art Nouveau Building Designed by Mikhail Eisenstein on 2A Alberta Street, Riga, Latvia (photo)
1571002 Sphinxes in Front of the Art Nouveau Building Designed by Mikhail Eisenstein on 2A Alberta Street, Riga, Latvia (photo) by Eisenstein

Background imageLatvians Collection: Art Nouveau Building (photo)

Art Nouveau Building (photo)
2916167 Art Nouveau Building (photo) by Eisenstein, Mikhail (1867-1920) ; (add.info.: Art Nouveau Building Designed By Mikhail Eisenstein On 8 Smilsu Street, Riga, Latvia. 2005); Insights/UIG

Background imageLatvians Collection: Art Nouveau Building (photo)

Art Nouveau Building (photo)
2916163 Art Nouveau Building (photo) by Eisenstein, Mikhail (1867-1920) ; (add.info.: Art Nouveau Building Designed By Mikhail Eisenstein On 13 Alberta Street)

Background imageLatvians Collection: Art Nouveau Building (photo)

Art Nouveau Building (photo)
2916165 Art Nouveau Building (photo) by Eisenstein, Mikhail (1867-1920) ; (add.info.: Art Nouveau Building Designed By Mikhail Eisenstein On 8 Alberta Street, Riga, Latvia. 2005); Insights/UIG

Background imageLatvians Collection: Art Nouveau Building Designed by Mikhail Eisenstein on 4 Alberta Street, Riga, Latvia (photo)

Art Nouveau Building Designed by Mikhail Eisenstein on 4 Alberta Street, Riga, Latvia (photo)
1571006 Art Nouveau Building Designed by Mikhail Eisenstein on 4 Alberta Street, Riga, Latvia (photo) by Eisenstein, Mikhail (1867-1920) ; (add.info)

Background imageLatvians Collection: Art Nouveau Building Designed by Mikhail Eisenstein on 10B Elizabetes Street, Riga, Latvia (photo)

Art Nouveau Building Designed by Mikhail Eisenstein on 10B Elizabetes Street, Riga, Latvia (photo)
1570999 Art Nouveau Building Designed by Mikhail Eisenstein on 10B Elizabetes Street, Riga, Latvia (photo) by Eisenstein, Mikhail (1867-1920) ; (add.info)

Background imageLatvians Collection: Interior Of The Art Nouveau Building (photo)

Interior Of The Art Nouveau Building (photo)
2918973 Interior Of The Art Nouveau Building (photo) by Eisenstein, Mikhail (1867-1920) ; (add.info.: Interior Of The Art Nouveau Building Designed By Mikhail Eisenstein On 2 Alberta Street, Riga)

Background imageLatvians Collection: Art Nouveau Building (photo)

Art Nouveau Building (photo)
2916166 Art Nouveau Building (photo) by Eisenstein, Mikhail (1867-1920) ; (add.info.: Art Nouveau Building Designed By Mikhail Eisenstein On 8 Smilsu Street, Riga, Latvia. 2005); Insights/UIG

Background imageLatvians Collection: Art Nouveau Building Designed by Mikhail Eisenstein on 10B Elizabetes Street, Riga, Latvia (photo)

Art Nouveau Building Designed by Mikhail Eisenstein on 10B Elizabetes Street, Riga, Latvia (photo)
1570998 Art Nouveau Building Designed by Mikhail Eisenstein on 10B Elizabetes Street, Riga, Latvia (photo) by Eisenstein, Mikhail (1867-1920) ; (add.info)

Background imageLatvians Collection: Libau under WWI German Occupation

Libau under WWI German Occupation
3781631 Libau under WWI German Occupation; (add.info.: Libau under World War I German Occupation. Taken from photograph, shows a railway bridge that has been blown up by the Russians before their)

Background imageLatvians Collection: Eastern Front towns under WWI German occupation

Eastern Front towns under WWI German occupation
3781637 Eastern Front towns under WWI German occupation; (add.info.: Eastern Front towns under World War I German occupation.Taken from photograph)

Background imageLatvians Collection: Libau under WWI German Occupation

Libau under WWI German Occupation
3781624 Libau under WWI German Occupation; (add.info.: Libau under World War I German Occupation. Taken from photograph, shows a main street in Libau after taking of the city by German forces)

Background imageLatvians Collection: Art Nouveau Building (photo)

Art Nouveau Building (photo)
2918974 Art Nouveau Building (photo) by Eisenstein, Mikhail (1867-1920) ; (add.info.: Art Nouveau Building Designed By Mikhail Eisenstein On 13 Alberta Street)

Background imageLatvians Collection: Art Nouveau Building (photo)

Art Nouveau Building (photo)
2916168 Art Nouveau Building (photo) by Eisenstein, Mikhail (1867-1920) ; (add.info.: Art Nouveau Building Designed By Mikhail Eisenstein On Elizabetes St 13, Riga, Latvia. 2005); Insights/UIG

Background imageLatvians Collection: Art Nouveau Building Designed by Mikhail Eisenstein on 4 Alberta Street, Riga, Latvia (photo)

Art Nouveau Building Designed by Mikhail Eisenstein on 4 Alberta Street, Riga, Latvia (photo)
1571005 Art Nouveau Building Designed by Mikhail Eisenstein on 4 Alberta Street, Riga, Latvia (photo) by Eisenstein, Mikhail (1867-1920) ; (add.info)

Background imageLatvians Collection: Art Nouveau Building Designed by Mikhail Eisenstein on 4A Strelnieku Street, Riga, Latvia (photo)

Art Nouveau Building Designed by Mikhail Eisenstein on 4A Strelnieku Street, Riga, Latvia (photo)
1571003 Art Nouveau Building Designed by Mikhail Eisenstein on 4A Strelnieku Street, Riga, Latvia (photo) by Eisenstein, Mikhail (1867-1920) ; (add.info)

Background imageLatvians Collection: Libau under WWI German Occupation

Libau under WWI German Occupation
3781629 Libau under WWI German Occupation; (add.info.: Libau under World War I German Occupation. Taken from photograph, shows the harbour of Libau)

Background imageLatvians Collection: Moscow Spartakiada, 1928 (collage)

Moscow Spartakiada, 1928 (collage)
7394030 Moscow Spartakiada, 1928 (collage) by Klutsis, Gustav Gustavovich (1895-1944); State Art Museum of Republic, Riga, Latvia; Photo © Fine Art Images

Background imageLatvians Collection: Map of the Sea (Carta marina) by Olaus Magnus (1490-1557), 1572 (engraving)

Map of the Sea (Carta marina) by Olaus Magnus (1490-1557), 1572 (engraving)
7393830 Map of the Sea (Carta marina) by Olaus Magnus (1490-1557), 1572 (engraving) by Lafrery, Antoine (1512-77); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageLatvians Collection: Aisle of Files, Division of War Department, National Archives, Washington DC, 1939 (b/w photo)

Aisle of Files, Division of War Department, National Archives, Washington DC, 1939 (b/w photo)
3964006 Aisle of Files, Division of War Department, National Archives, Washington DC, 1939 (b/w photo) by Harris & Ewing (1905-45); Private Collection; (add.info.: After processing)

Background imageLatvians Collection: Employees in Patent Office File Room, Washington DC, 1940 (b/w photo)

Employees in Patent Office File Room, Washington DC, 1940 (b/w photo)
3964008 Employees in Patent Office File Room, Washington DC, 1940 (b/w photo) by Harris & Ewing (1905-45); Private Collection; (add.info.: Patent Office files. Washington, D.C. Feb. 29)

Background imageLatvians Collection: Taken prisoner in Marienburg, the future Catherine I of Russia is ceded to Princess Menshikov

Taken prisoner in Marienburg, the future Catherine I of Russia is ceded to Princess Menshikov (litho)
7184928 Taken prisoner in Marienburg, the future Catherine I of Russia is ceded to Princess Menshikov (litho) by European School

Background imageLatvians Collection: Grammar School, Liepaja, Latvia (colour photo)

Grammar School, Liepaja, Latvia (colour photo)
3103056 Grammar School, Liepaja, Latvia (colour photo) by Russian Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Grammar School, Liepaja, Latvia)

Background imageLatvians Collection: HMS 'Amphion'and 'Cruiser'capturing Two Russian Vessels off Riga (engraving)

HMS "Amphion"and "Cruiser"capturing Two Russian Vessels off Riga (engraving)
1619031 HMS " Amphion" and " Cruiser" capturing Two Russian Vessels off Riga (engraving) by English School

Background imageLatvians Collection: 1602261

1602261

Background imageLatvians Collection: Girls in Latvian traditional costume (colour photo)

Girls in Latvian traditional costume (colour photo)
3102815 Girls in Latvian traditional costume (colour photo) by Russian Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Girls in Latvian traditional costume)

Background imageLatvians Collection: Liepaja, Latvia (colour photo)

Liepaja, Latvia (colour photo)
3102794 Liepaja, Latvia (colour photo) by German Photographer (20th Century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Liepaja, Latvia. Postcard, early 20th century.); Look and Learn / Elgar Collection

Background imageLatvians Collection: A Winter Scene in Latvia (colour litho)

A Winter Scene in Latvia (colour litho)
2794501 A Winter Scene in Latvia (colour litho) by Langfier, A. (20th Century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Winter Scene in Latvia)

Background imageLatvians Collection: One of the most characteristic ceremonies of the Orthodox world

One of the most characteristic ceremonies of the Orthodox world, the blessing of the waters (colour litho)
2783560 One of the most characteristic ceremonies of the Orthodox world, the blessing of the waters (colour litho) by Beltrame

Background imageLatvians Collection: Latvia: Peasant broiderers of Rucava (colour photo)

Latvia: Peasant broiderers of Rucava (colour photo)
3106227 Latvia: Peasant broiderers of Rucava (colour photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Latvia: Peasant broiderers of Rucava)

Background imageLatvians Collection: Illustration for Grandmamma Easys Merry Multiplication (engraving)

Illustration for Grandmamma Easys Merry Multiplication (engraving)
5238744 Illustration for Grandmamma Easys Merry Multiplication (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageLatvians Collection: German occupation of Jelgava in Latvia during the First World War (b / w photo)

German occupation of Jelgava in Latvia during the First World War (b / w photo)
3656123 German occupation of Jelgava in Latvia during the First World War (b/w photo) by German Photographer (20th Century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageLatvians Collection: Attack and Destruction of Russian Works, at the Entrance of Balder River, Riga

Attack and Destruction of Russian Works, at the Entrance of Balder River, Riga, by the Courland Squadron (engraving)
1608277 Attack and Destruction of Russian Works, at the Entrance of Balder River, Riga, by the Courland Squadron (engraving) by English School

Background imageLatvians Collection: St Saviours Church, Riga (engraving)

St Saviours Church, Riga (engraving)
1102874 St Saviours Church, Riga (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: St Saviours Church, Riga)

Background imageLatvians Collection: Latvia. Riga. Musicians of Bremen

Latvia. Riga. Musicians of Bremen
LATVIA. Riga. Old Town. Monument dedicated to the Musicians of Bremen, next to St. Peters Church. Contemporary Art



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"Discovering the Rich Tapestry of Latvian History and Culture" Step into a journey through time as we explore the captivating world of Latvians. From the Moscow Spartakiada in 1928, where their athletic prowess shone brightly, to the intricate Map of the Sea by Olaus Magnus in 1572, showcasing their deep connection to maritime traditions. Delve into history with glimpses of everyday life - from the bustling Aisle of Files at the Division of War Department in Washington DC during 1939, to diligent employees organizing patent files in 1940. These snapshots provide a glimpse into their industrious nature and dedication. Uncover tales that shaped nations; witness an intense cover illustration depicting terrorism within the Russian Empire, highlighting both tragedy and resilience. Marvel at a rough sketch capturing Kirk-of-Field's fateful events in February 1567 for England's court. The dramas continue with lithographs portraying an attack on a general in Riga and its aftermath. Witness pivotal moments as Marienburg surrenders Catherine I to Princess Menshikov, foretelling her future role as Russia's empress. Explore international relations through vibrant lithographs featuring members of the League of Nations united for peace. Education takes center stage with a vivid photograph showcasing students at Grammar School in Liepaja, Latvia – embodying knowledge-seeking spirits eager to shape their nation's future. Experience naval triumphs as HMS "Amphion"and "Cruiser" seize two Russian vessels off Riga’s coast – displaying Latvian bravery amidst turbulent times. Finally, immerse yourself in Latvian heritage through colorful photographs revealing girls adorned in traditional costumes – preserving cultural identity while celebrating diversity. Latvia's story is one woven with resilience, creativity, and strength. Join us on this visual odyssey uncovering treasures from their past that continue shaping their present-day narrative.