Welcome to the Polish Countryside

Music: Orkiestra Majkuta, Wściekła Polka (Wild Polka) Source: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Photo: Polona.pl, NAC

Interest in village life manifested itself in postcards and portraits illustrating ‘folk types’ – ethnographic depictions of village residents thought to be characteristic for the given region or of real-life scenes from a rural community, often treated as a kind of local exoticism.

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