At the end of November 2016 the project of digitization of photo prints from Zofia Chomętowska’s collection and rendering them accessible was closed. 89.41% of its cost was co-financed by The Main Directorate for National Archives.
The purpose of the project was to index and render accessible 2800 photos, mostly dated back to 1928-1946, taken in Polesie, Warsaw or other Polish cities. The whole collection has been digitalized and carefully described. Some of the most interesting images include photo-documentation of destroyed Warsaw, pre-war Poland palaces, photos taken in Zakopane in the years 1938-1939.
Chomętowska’s personal photos, taken during a journey around pre-war Europe and Tunesia, the earliest of which date back to the second decade of the 20th century, form a separate collection. Many of these photos are the only existing images documenting the architecture destroyed during the Second World War.
Thanks to this project 99% of Chomętowska’s archives have been published online.
All prints have been shared on-line. We invite you to explore the Internet database!