Polish man

Polish man
Accession number: 
Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

Studio portrait of a young Polish man, sitting, wearing a hat.

Photographer: Ignacy Krieger studio (Krakow, Poland), labelled ‘J. Krieger’
Date of photograph: Circa 1870
Continent: Europe
Geographical area: Central and Eastern Europe
Country: Poland
Region/Place: Krakow
Cultural group: European Polish
Format: Carte de visite, hand-coloured
Size: 110 x 69 mm
Acquisition: Joan Evans. Donated August 1941


Primary documentation: ‘[p.588] Dr. JOAN EVANS, from the property of the late SIR ARTHUR EVANS, Youlbury, Boars Hill, Oxford. [List of items follows]’; ‘[p.590] ‘5 Coloured photographs - CRACOW types’: Pitt Rivers Museum accession records (Donations X, 1937–1941), pp.588, 590. In negative: ‘113’ (written on original negative). Notes on mount: ‘J. KRIEGER/ W. KRAKOWIE’ (printed on mount card).

Research notes: This carte de visite has been identified as a photograph by Ignacy Krieger, taken from the printed information on the reverse. Ignacy Krieger (1817–1889) – who signed his cartes de visite ‘J. Krieger, Krakow’ – has been described as Krakow’s most outstanding photographer of the mid- to late nineteenth century; his son Natan Krieger (1841–1903) also became a photographer.