Warsaw, 1945-1947

Chrząszczowa’s photographs show the war-ravaged Warsaw coming back to life as vendors take to the streets again and small businesses spring up. The photographer documents makeshift stalls built with odd materials such as flagstones or woven bread baskets, a small sweet shop by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and a mural painting advertising the services of the Diana public bath. Some of the photographs from the collection were taken by Chrząszczowa during her joint trips around the ruined city with another important woman photographer, Zofia Chomętowska.
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