Friday, October 08, 2010

Early 20th Century Lithuania, Photo Postcard

Veisiejai, Lithuania

I found this old postcard at an antique store among a jumble of old photos and postcards, most truly junk. It looks like some sort of market day to me. The back is unwritten except for the name of the photographer.

I looked up the town of Veisiejai and found photos of the St. George church seen in the background of the card. It doesn't seem to have changed much. The image is thanks to Wikipedia commons, photographer Wojsyl.



(For Postcard Friday)

9 comments:

MuseSwings said...

Wonderful card - I love those carts. It's either market day or everyone is evacuating the town.

Joy said...

The horses and traps in front of the church are intriguing: there for church or an event?

Postcardy said...

I think the foreground is the most interesting part.

Snap said...

How interesting. Wonder what they are doing??!!!! Market day? Happy PFF.

Irene said...

this is a treasure. good hunting.

Mary said...

What a wonderful post! Love the then and now juxtaposition.

Aistė Butkutė said...

Oh, i'm from Veisiejai! It's an amazing discovery. But I can see that there is a monument which was built for our independence in 1918. :)

sarala said...

Thanks for coming by Aiste. I love the card but wish it weren't so faded.

Aistė Butkutė said...

But it's old enough and it was at an antique store so I think that its condition is good enough. And , again, it's really and amazing discovery!