The wooden houses of Lanckorona, a village in the Beskid Makowski mountain range in southern Poland, date back to the 19th century. Chrząszczowa photographed rows of houses stretching alongside stone steps running up the slope. Whitewashed walls, shingle roofs, and massive timber beams contribute to the picturesque character of the almost depopulated village; with the exception of Chrząszczowa’s four children in one of the photos, no human figures are to be seen here. Stone being a hard-to-find material in the area, the photographer was also interested in stone buildings and structures; close-ups examine the texture and quality of stone walls. The Lanckorona images were used as illustrations in Witold Krassowski’s seminal book, Wooden Architecture in Poland (1961).
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