Mała Encyklopaedia Polonica

 

Picturing Poland in chromos

Chromolithographies are small images that were produced en masse from 1830s to early 1960s. They are smaller than postcards, sometimes no larger than a postage stamp. These little images were called chromos in France, trade cards in the UK/USA or Sammelbild in Germany. Diffusing a brand advertisement, they were offered to capture clients interest and loyalty. Some images were parts of larger series or albums on specific themes (history, geography, sciences, architecture,...). Our collection focuses on Poland.

1.     Folklore

 

2.    Flags - Maps - Symbols

 

3.    Towns - Monuments

 

4.    History

 

5.   Militaria - War

 

 6.     Famous People - Celebrities

 

7.    Miscellaneous

 

Booklet - 1965

 

Tobacciana - Felt and Silk Flags - c. 1910-1915