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A couple wearing traditional costumes of the Łąccy highlanders

Mieczysław Cholewa1930

The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw

The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw

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  • Title: A couple wearing traditional costumes of the Łąccy highlanders
  • Creator: Mieczysław Cholewa
  • Creator Death Date: 1978
  • Manufacturer: Mieczysław Cholewa (1913- 1978) was a photographer and amateur ethnographer, as well activist and populariser of the Sądecczyzna region. In the inter-war period studied regional qualities of the Polish areas of the Carpathians, making photographic documentations and collecting traditional folk costumes. A lot of his photos were used in ethnographic studies of folk culture, for example by such eminent ethnographers as Tadeusz Seweryn or Roman Reinfuss. He is also the author of a highly regarded monograph on traditional folk costumes titled “Stroje Ludowe Ziemi Sądeckiej,” published in Lublin in 1946. In the 1940s published a few dozen of his photos as postcards.
  • Date Created: 1930
  • Location Created: Traditional costume - Lacki highlanders, south Poland.
  • Physical Dimensions: 9x13 cm
  • Photographer: Mieczysław Cholewa
  • Medium: glass negative

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