Archivo privado_

"Archivo privado" means ‘private archive’ in Spanish and that’s how the box of negatives entrusted to the Foundation in 2010 was annotated: "Archivo privado de negativos de Sophie Drucka-Lubecka de Chomętowski". Part of the archive are snapshots from Zofia Chomętowska and her family’s private life – a private archive in the strict sense of the word. Archivo Privado comprises images from 1930s Polesie, showing the interiors of the Porochońsk country house, various outdoor activities, car trips and hunting parties – the life, in short, of the landed gentry of the era. The collection includes also photographs made after 1947 in Argentina, where the author settled. These are usually images of family leisure: swimming, canoeing, or travelling by car.