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A general view of the Contracts Fair at Podil

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ID:
5156
Place
Kyiv
Date:
1890-1900
Technique:
Photograph (printed on paper)
Size of the resource:
Unknown
Creator
Unknown
Collection
H.S. Pshenychnyi Central State Cinema, Photo and Phono Archvive of Ukraine
Copyright
Central State Kinofotofono Archive after G.S. Pshenychny
Publisher
Unpublished resources
Description

A general view of the Contracts Fair at Podil. Traditionally, fairs of this kind were held in winter; this picture, however, indicates that they could begin in autumn and be continued in spring. It was most probably taken in March or early April. Almost the whole space of the square is occupied by numerous stalls, to some extent protected from bad weather. Partially, however, trade is conducted directly from the carts seen in the foreground. One can see some parts of the carts (wheels with beams) and, in some distance, chairs. In the background, there is the two-floor Contract House, constructed in the Classicist style, with a protruding four-column portico on the shorter side.

Olga Martyniuk
Tags:
Contracts Fair, car, people
Category:
People on streets
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