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Polish Collection

"Polish: A Tapestry of Culture, Courage, and Creativity" From Cub Scouts taking part in Operation Shoeshine to honor the value of hard work and service

Background imagePolish Collection: Famous opera singers, 1892 (litho)

Famous opera singers, 1892 (litho)
6014304 Famous opera singers, 1892 (litho) by Calkin, Lance (1859-1936); Private Collection; (add.info.: Famous opera singers, 1892)

Background imagePolish Collection: Cub Scouts taking part in Operation Shoeshine

Cub Scouts taking part in Operation Shoeshine
Two Cub Scouts taking part in Operation Shoeshine, a seven-day campaign during Scout Job Week. Their first customer was an actress, Caroline Munro

Background imagePolish Collection: Felix Dzerzhinsky

Felix Dzerzhinsky
FELIX DZERZHINSKY Polish/Russian agitator, banished to Siberia, exiled for part in 1905 rising, returned 1917, head of secret police (Cheka) etc

Background imagePolish Collection: Frederic Chopin / Etude

Frederic Chopin / Etude
FREDERIC CHOPIN Polish musician composing his C minor Etude

Background imagePolish Collection: Frederic Chopin / Nocturne

Frederic Chopin / Nocturne
FREDERIC CHOPIN Polish musician composing his Nocturne opus 9 number 2 Date: 1810 - 1849

Background imagePolish Collection: Rosa Luxemburg - 1

Rosa Luxemburg - 1
ROSA LUXEMBURG German Socialist agitator, helped found the Polish Social Democratic Party

Background imagePolish Collection: Polish anti-war poster -- Nie

Polish anti-war poster -- Nie
Polish anti-war poster of a ruined city in the silhouette of a falling bomb, with the single word Nie (No)

Background imagePolish Collection: Lithuania / Vilnius 20C

Lithuania / Vilnius 20C
Vilnius (Polish " Wilno", Russian " Vilna" or " Vilno", German " Wilna" ), now the commercial capital of Lithuania: a church in the snow

Background imagePolish Collection: Chopin / Polish Postcard

Chopin / Polish Postcard
FREDERIC CHOPIN Polish composer

Background imagePolish Collection: Marie Curie / Photograph

Marie Curie / Photograph
MARIE CURIE Polish scientist

Background imagePolish Collection: FREDERIC CHOPIN (1810-1849). Polish composer and pianist. Photographed in 1849

FREDERIC CHOPIN (1810-1849). Polish composer and pianist. Photographed in 1849

Background imagePolish Collection: Poland, Greater Poland, Poznan, Old Town, Market Square

Poland, Greater Poland, Poznan, Old Town, Market Square

Background imagePolish Collection: Polish cavalry at the start of World War Two

Polish cavalry at the start of World War Two
Poland as a military power: cavalry, tanks and infantry (part of a spread in the Illustrated London News). Polands impressive horse cavalry are seen here, probably the best in Europe (the ILN says)

Background imagePolish Collection: Zakopane, Tatra Mountains

Zakopane, Tatra Mountains, Poland

Background imagePolish Collection: Polish poster for a film, The Warsaw Mermaid

Polish poster for a film, The Warsaw Mermaid, directed by Tadeusz Makarczynski, based on a local legend. 1956

Background imagePolish Collection: Old Town Market Square and the Warsaw Mermaid at dawn, UNESCO world heritage site

Old Town Market Square and the Warsaw Mermaid at dawn, UNESCO world heritage site, Old Town, Warsaw, Poland, Europe

Background imagePolish Collection: Frederic Chopin / Preludes

Frederic Chopin / Preludes
FREDERIC CHOPIN Polish musician composing his preludes

Background imagePolish Collection: WW2 Poster -- Formation Signs

WW2 Poster -- Formation Signs
Formation signs, dated 8 May 1945. Chromolithograph poster, showing various formation signs of infantry and armoured divisions, brigades, groups, including Airborne TPS, GHQ Liaison Regiment

Background imagePolish Collection: Marie Curie - Nobel Prize-winning Polish Scientist

Marie Curie - Nobel Prize-winning Polish Scientist
Marie Curie (1867-1934) - Polish Scientist, twice the recipient of the Nobel Prize for her pioneering research on radioactivity, the first woman Nobel winner. Date: 1911

Background imagePolish Collection: The Rynek (Market Square) and the Old Town Hall

The Rynek (Market Square) and the Old Town Hall. This medieval market square is one of the largest in Europe. Wroclaw, Poland

Background imagePolish Collection: Clematis viticella, Polish spirit

Clematis viticella, Polish spirit
Painting by Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840), from his publication Choix des plus belles fleurs (The Most Beautiful Flowers), c. 1827-33

Background imagePolish Collection: Siege of Vienna by Turks (1683). Battle of Kahlenberg

Siege of Vienna by Turks (1683). Battle of Kahlenberg, in which the European army, under the command of Polish king Jan Sobiesky, defeated the Ottomans. Oil on canvas. AUSTRIA. Vienna

Background imagePolish Collection: Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Warsaw, Old Town, Castle Square, Sigismunds Column

Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Warsaw, Old Town, Castle Square, Sigismunds Column with Old Town in the background

Background imagePolish Collection: Mieczyslaw Pianowski, Polish ballet dancer

Mieczyslaw Pianowski, Polish ballet dancer
Mieczyslaw Pianowski (c1891-1967), Polish ballet dancer, ballet master and choreographer. circa 1920s

Background imagePolish Collection: Torun, Poland (engraving) (b / w photo)

Torun, Poland (engraving) (b / w photo)
XJF276029 Torun, Poland (engraving) (b/w photo) by German School, (17th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: engraving shows the citys German name, Thorn; ); German, out of copyright

Background imagePolish Collection: Cub Scout washing a window, Scout Job Week

Cub Scout washing a window, Scout Job Week
A Cub Scout washing a window which displays a poster advertising Scout Job Week. 1970s

Background imagePolish Collection: Kaiser Wilhelm II presenting medals, Warsaw, WW1

Kaiser Wilhelm II presenting medals, Warsaw, WW1
Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941), German Emperor, presenting Iron Crosses to troops in Warsaw, Poland, soon after the city was captured by the Austro-German Army during the First World War

Background imagePolish Collection: Countess Potocka

Countess Potocka
Engraving after a portrait of Countess Potocka by Angelica Kauffman reproduced in The Illustrated London News. CLAUDINE POTOCKA (nee Dzalynska) Polish patriot

Background imagePolish Collection: Old Port, Gdansk

Old Port, Gdansk, Poland

Background imagePolish Collection: Chopin [Anon]

Chopin [Anon]
FREDERIC CHOPIN Polish musician

Background imagePolish Collection: Women from Lublin, Poland

Women from Lublin, Poland
Village peasant women from Lublin, Poland Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePolish Collection: Hand Manicure

Hand Manicure
A hand manicure. Nails are carefully clipped and a choice of stylish nail varnishes in little bottles is offered. Date: 1930s

Background imagePolish Collection: Mount Giewont and Zakopane

Mount Giewont and Zakopane, Tatra mountains, Poland, Europe

Background imagePolish Collection: Krakow, Poland - Renaissance Cloth Hall - Main Market Square

Krakow, Poland - Renaissance Cloth Hall - Main Market Square
Krakow, Pland - The Renaissance Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) in the Main Market Square Date: 1906

Background imagePolish Collection: Germany and Russia discuss the division of Poland, 1939

Germany and Russia discuss the division of Poland, 1939
Russian Commander Borowenski bends over a map of Poland during discussions between German and Russian officers about the demarcation of the country following the invasion by Germany

Background imagePolish Collection: Rosa Luxemburg, Marxist activist in Germany

Rosa Luxemburg, Marxist activist in Germany
Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919), Marxist activist in Germany. Date: early 20th century

Background imagePolish Collection: Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish astronomer

Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish astronomer
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) observing a lunar eclipse in Rome, Italy, in 1500. Copernicus was a Polish astronomer who studied in both Poland and Italy

Background imagePolish Collection: Orteliuss map of Poland, 1570

Orteliuss map of Poland, 1570
Orteliuss map of Poland. This map is from the 1570 first edition of Theatrum orbis terrarum ( Theatre of the World ). Drawn by the Flemish mapmaker Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598)

Background imagePolish Collection: Silesia Plebiscite

Silesia Plebiscite
In Silesia, with a mixed German and Polish population, residents of Kattowitz/ Katowice await the results of the plebiscite which will divide the region

Background imagePolish Collection: Cloth Hall, Market Square, (Rynek Glowny) Old Town, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Cloth Hall, Market Square, (Rynek Glowny) Old Town, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Krakow, Poland, Europe

Background imagePolish Collection: Pilsudski at Desk / 1919

Pilsudski at Desk / 1919
JOZEF PILSUDSKI Polish General and Statesman Date: 1867 - 1935

Background imagePolish Collection: SHOES 1899

SHOES 1899
A pair of gentlemens lace-up half-boots or Town Boots and a pair of ladies shoes with a Louis heel complete with shoe trees are left outside a hotel room for boots to polish

Background imagePolish Collection: Jan III Sobieski

Jan III Sobieski
JOHN (JAN) III SOBIESKI king of Poland and military commander, who liberated Vienna when menaced by the Ottoman Turks. Polands greatest king

Background imagePolish Collection: Mediumship / Marriott

Mediumship / Marriott
WILLIAMs MARRIOTT EXPOSES Marriott simulates Polish medium Stanislawa Tomczyks levitation of a glass tumbler in full light

Background imagePolish Collection: MALINOWSKI (1884-1942)

MALINOWSKI (1884-1942)
BRONISLAW MALINOWSKI Polish-born British anthropologist, in the Trobriand Islands 1914-18

Background imagePolish Collection: Kazimirz Pulaski

Kazimirz Pulaski
Count KAZIMIERZ (Casimir) PULASKI Polish-American soldier

Background imagePolish Collection: Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) and the Royal Castle illuminated at dusk

Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) and the Royal Castle illuminated at dusk, Old Town (Stare Miasto), Warsaw, Poland, Europe

Background imagePolish Collection: Dickens / Pickwick Papers

Dickens / Pickwick Papers
Sam Weller - Mr Pickwicks servant who councils his master with Cockney wisdom



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"Polish: A Tapestry of Culture, Courage, and Creativity" From Cub Scouts taking part in Operation Shoeshine to honor the value of hard work and service, to the indomitable spirit of Felix Dzerzhinsky who played a pivotal role in shaping history. The essence heritage is woven into every aspect of life. Just like Frederic Chopin's Etude that resonates with passion and virtuosity, Poland's artistic prowess knows no bounds. Marie Curie's photograph captures her brilliance as a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, illuminating the world with her groundbreaking discoveries. In times of turmoil, Poland has always stood firm against war. The powerful Polish anti-war poster "Nie" echoes their unwavering commitment to peace. And through Chopin's Polish Postcard or Nocturne melodies, we glimpse into the soulful beauty that lies within this nation. Venturing into Greater Poland's Poznan Old Town Market Square feels like stepping back in time. Its cobblestone streets whisper stories from centuries past while showcasing architectural marvels at every turn. And let us not forget Rosa Luxemburg - an emblematic figure whose courage continues to inspire generations. The Siege of Vienna by Turks marked a turning point for Europe, where Polish forces fought valiantly during the Battle of Kahlenberg. Their bravery forever etched in history books as defenders against oppression. As dawn breaks over Warsaw's Old Town Market Square and unveils its UNESCO World Heritage Site status, one cannot help but be captivated by its timeless charm. This enchanting place pays homage to tradition while embracing modernity – a testament to Poland’s ability to adapt without losing sight of its roots. Lastly, Marie Curie stands tall among great minds as she became the first woman ever awarded a Nobel Prize not once but twice. Her legacy serves as an inspiration for all aspiring scientists around the globe.