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[KRAKOW - Krakow Electric Railway - work on streetcar track - situational photograph]. [1st half of the 20th century]. Photograph form. 23.7x17.7 cm on base form. 29x23 cm, by Jozef Kuczynski in Krakow.
A large group of men gathered in one of Krakow's streets, looking at work on laying a streetcar track. In the lower right corner of the photo the imprint: "Kuczynski Zakład Artyst. Fotograficzny Kraków Rynek Pałac Spiski". Backing slightly damaged and soiled, otherwise good condition.
Krakowska Miejska Kolej Elektryczna S.A. (KMKE) - the name of the company created by the Municipality of the City of Cracow, in charge of public transportation in Cracow, established in 1928-1929 as a result of a merger with the Cracow Tramway Company.
Krakowska Spółka Tramwajowa (KST) - the name of the company established in 1900, which was authorized to build and operate an electric tramway line in Krakow. On March 16, 1901, the first narrow-gauge electric streetcar line was put into service. Although several new streetcar lines (including normal-gauge ones) were built in the following years, the company did not fulfill its promises to build all new lines, which led to a dispute with the Cracow authorities. In 1910. Krakow Municipality bought 95% of the company's shares, taking control of its operations.In 1927, the first bus line was launched.In 1928, the city authorities established a company which, after a merger with KST, became Krakow Municipal Electric Railway (KMKE). (Wikipedia).
J. Kuczynski (1875-1952) - professional photographer. Member of the Senior Chapter of the Polish Photoclub. A pupil of J. Mien and J. Sebald. In 1907 he opened a fine art photography establishment at the market square in Cracow in the Spiski Palace. The establishment was very popular among the locals, especially artists. In the luxurious interior of the establishment, Małopolska bohemians (J. Malczewski, X. Dunikowski) gathered. Kuczynski's photographs are compositionally well thought out, chiaroscuro effects play the main role.
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139th antiquarian auction (06/07-10-2023) - 2nd day - Friday-Saturday
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