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KAUNAS OF THE PAST CENTURIES
Historical views by period

Ancient chroniclers and printers of first books used to decorate texts with ornaments, illustrate them with drawings which are valuable in terms of cultural communication. Photography greatly expands the possibilities of a visual acquaintance with history. Urban photography shows the past, a stopped moment or even an age, reflected in a single sight. It is the silent language of the city.

In the section “Kaunas Views”, in addition to the old drawings of Kaunas, engravings, lithographs, you will find the photographs and postcards from the eight historical periods illustrating the life of the city. These are the panoramas of the city and its environs, streets, architectural monuments and other objects, various events, people.

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  • Vytautas the Great bridge
  • Kaunas Bus Station
  • Kaunas Railway station
  • Nepriklausomybės Square
  • The Square, whom was given name of the initiator of Fluxus movement Jurgis Mačiūnas, was founded in the crossroad of Parodos st., K. Donelaičio st. and Vytautas pr. in 2017.
  • View of Nepriklausomybės Square
  • M. Valančiaus street and historical house for kerosene selling
  • The Central Jewish Bank and the Passage were destroyed in the 1980s, when the new building of Kaunas T. Ivanauskas Zoological Museum was being installed
  • The Central City Bath (now Jonavos st.) was demolished in 1976.
  • An office and service complex are located at the site of the former Central Power Station in Vienybės Square now
  • Rotušės Square
  • Zoological Gardens‘ gates
Old Kaunas in drawings, engravings and lithographs
  • Kaunas panoramic view, engraving
    Artist and cartographer Tadas Makovskis. 1600
    [From KCPL collections]
  • Kaunas. 19th c. lithograph („Vue de Kovno“)
    Dail. B. Lauvergne. Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Kaunas city view
    E. Roevens woodcut (about 1812) [Le Monde Illustré, 1863, nr. 314, p. 241]
    http://sklep.antykwariat.biz/obj/pl//1445.
  • Pažaislis Church and Camaldolese Monastery
    Engraving by Jόzefa Kleczeńska from N.Orda‘s drawing
    [Napoleonas Orda / V. Levandauskas, R. Vaičekonytė-Kepežinskienė. – Vilnius, 2006. – P. 85]
  • Pažaislis („Pożajście“)
    G. Röber. Raižinys [Tygodnik Ilustrowany, 1860 03 03, nr. 23, s.200]
    Prieiga per internetą. URL: http://sklep.antykwariat.biz/obj/pl//1456 . – Žiūrėta 2007 m. spalio 4 d.
  • View of the railway bridge across the Nemunas near Kaunas
    Unknown author. Wood carving [Tygodnik Ilustrowany, 1863 08 13, nr. 255, s.301]
    Prieiga per internetą: http://sklep.antykwariat.biz/obj/pl//1452 . – Žiūrėta 2007 m. spalio 4 d.
  • Ruins of Kaunas Castle
    Drawing by K. Kainka. 1843 [Napoleonas Orda / V. Levandauskas, R. Vaičekonytė-Kepežinskienė. – Vilnius, 2006.– P. 84]
  • Kaunas Old City from North-East, view from the Neris river
    Painted by N. Orda [Napoleonas Orda / V. Levandauskas, R. Vaičekonytė-Kepežinskienė. – Vilnius, 2006. – P. 81]
  • Kaunas Castle
    Artist N. Orda. 1875 [Napoleonas Orda / V. Levandauskas, R. Vaičekonytė-Kepežinskienė. – Vilnius, 2006. – P. 83]
  • View of the Old City from Linksmadvaris (Aleksotas) hill
    Artist N. Orda. 1875 [Napoleonas Orda / V. Levandauskas, R. Vaičekonytė-Kepežinskienė. – Vilnius, 2006. – P. 78]
  • View of Kaunas City Hall Square from North-East
    Artist N. Orda. 1875 [Napoleonas Orda / V. Levandauskas, R. Vaičekonytė-Kepežinskienė. – Vilnius, 2006. – P. 79]
  • Pavillion on Peter‘s Hill (present Vytautas Park)
    [Kaunas 1882-aisiais: ankstyviausi litografiniai vaizdai / A. Miškinis // Darbai ir dienos. – 2001, [t.], 28, p. 262]
  • Ruins of Queen Bona‘s Castle
    [Kaunas 1882-aisiais: ankstyviausi litografiniai vaizdai / A. Miškinis // Darbai ir dienos. – 2001, [t.], 28, p. 257]
  • General view of the Old City
    [Kaunas 1882-aisiais: ankstyviausi litografiniai vaizdai / A. Miškinis // Darbai ir dienos. – 2001, [t.], 28, p. 257]
  • City Garden (present Garden of Kaunas State Musical Theatre)
    [Kaunas 1882-aisiais: ankstyviausi litografiniai vaizdai / A. Miškinis // Darbai ir dienos. – 2001, [t.], 28, p. 262]
  • Kaunas Castle 14th-15th c. Painted by J.Kamarauskas
    Artist J. Kamarauskas. 1893 [From A. Miškinis personal collection]
  • Corner in Kaunas Old City
    Painted by M. Veriovkina. 1909–1910 [Viešnagės Lietuvoje / Laima Laučkaitė. – Nuotr., portr., iliustr. // Ekspresionizmo raitelė Mariana Veriovkina. – Vilnius, [2007]. – P. 135]
  • St. Michael‘s Church in Kaunas
    Painted by M. Veriovkina. 1910 m. [Viešnagės Lietuvoje / Laima Laučkaitė. – Nuotr., portr., iliustr. // Ekspresionizmo raitelė Mariana Veriovkina. – Vilnius, [2007]. – P. 137]
  • 17th c. gate and the Royal Tavern in Vilnius Street
    Painted by K. Šimonis. 1918 [Senasis Kaunas : [albumas] / Kazys Šimonis. – Vilnius, 1967. – P. 1]
  • Gate of Holy Trinity Church
    Paented by 1925 [Senasis Kaunas : [albumas] / Kazys Šimonis. – Vilnius, 1967. – P. 10]
  • Street in Kaunas Old City
    Painted by K. Šimonis. 1927 [Senasis Kaunas : [albumas] / Kazys Šimonis. – Vilnius, 1967. – P. 14]
Tsarist period (1795–1915)
  • Aleksotas. Kaunas suburb
    Photo by Juozapas Čechavičius. 19th c. [XIX amžiaus Vilniaus vaizdai : iš Lietuvos fotografijos istorijos : [fotoalbumas] / Czechowicz ; sudaryt. Laima Skeivienė. - Vilnius, 1995. – P. 67.]
  • Harbour and bridge across the Nemunas
    19th c. Photo by Juozapas Čechavičius. 1870s. [Lietuvos fotografija iki XXI a. / sudarė Stanislovas Žvirgždas. – Vilnius, 2001. – P. 49.]
  • Kaunas harbour
    Photo by Vaclovas Zatorskis. Around 1895 [Lietuvos fotografija iki XXI a. / sudarė Stanislovas Žvirgždas. – Vilnius, 2001. – P. 65.
  • Ruins of Queen Bona‘s Castle
    Photo by V. Zatorskis. Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • A. Mickevičius valley
    Postcard [ From KCPL collections]
  • A. Mickevičius valley
    Fofo by V. Zatorskis. Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Nikolayevski Avenue
    Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Kaunas. Nikolayevski Avenue
    Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Kaunas. Gediminas Street
    Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Kaunas. Embankment
    Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Kaunas. Adomas Mickevičius‘ street and house
    Foto by K. Fišeris. Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Kaunas. Vilkomirskoje Street
    Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Kaunas, Laisvės Avenue
    Photo by W. Zatorsky. Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Former Kaunas Fortress Governor‘s Palace
    Photo by J. H. Ossowski. Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • The bridge accros the river Nemunas
    Early 20th c. Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Section of Laisvės Avenue
    between the Nepriklausomybės (Independence) Square and Vytautas Avenue. Early 20th c. Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • View of the end of Laisvės Avenue, from Gertruda Street
    At the turn of the 20th century. Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Adomas Mickevičius valley. The little river called Girstupis
    Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
German Occupation (1915–1918)
  • View of Kaunas
    Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Bridge across the Nemunas near Vytautas the Great Church
    Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • „Stumbras“ plant, the largest Lithuanian producer of strong drinks
    Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Kaunas street
    Photo by A. Kühlewindt. Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • German artilery in Kaunas
    Foto by A. Kühlewindt. Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Lined-up guards in Kaunas
    Foto by A. Kühlewindt. Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Cavalry at rest near Kaunas Railway Staiton
    Foto by. A. Kuhlewindt. Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Kaunas. Ruined factories
    Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • German troops crossing the Memel (Nemunas) river by a pontoon bridge
    Foto by A. Kühlewindt. Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Parade of Kaiser‘s soldiers in Kaunas
    Postcard [From K. Ignatavičius’ personal collection]
  • Empire bank
    Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Kaunas. General view
    Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • View of Kaunas Old Town
    Portrait of German military General K. Litzman, and German 10th army base Chief General G. Eichhorn. Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Litzmann street
    (present Vilniaus street). Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Litzmann street
    (present Vilniaus street). Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Eichorn Street
    Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • School of commerce
    Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Nemunas view
    Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Siemens square
    (present Vienybės square). Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Peter Park
    (present Vytautas Park) Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Post and Telegraph Office
    (former Malaja Žandarmskaja, present I. Kanto g.St) Card [From S. Sajauskas personal collection]
  • Street in the Old Town
    1915. Photo by Kühlewindt. Postcard [From S. Sajauskas personal collection]
  • Treasury (Laisvės Ave.)
    1917. Postcard [From S. Sajauskas personal collection]
  • Railway Station during World War I
    Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Work at Kaunas railway
    Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • View of the Old Town near the Nemunas from Aleksotas
    Postard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Citizens looting Kaunas shops
    Foto by A. Kühlewindt [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Tilmans‘ Nail factory in Kaune
    Foto by A. Kühlewindt. Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Railway Station
    Photo by Kühlewindt Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Kaunas Old Town. Port
    Foto by A. Kühlewindt. [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • The pontoon bridge across Nemunas
    1910s. Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • View of the city of Kaunas from Aleksotas hill
    1910s. Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Kaunas Old Town harbor
    Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
First Republic of Lithuania (1918–1940)
  • Crossroads of Laisvės Ave. and Vytauto Ave.
    4th decade of the 20th century. Photo by J. Stanišauskas [From KCPL collections]
  • Crossroads of E. Ožeškienės St. and Laisvės Ave.
    4th decade of the 20th century. Photo by J. Stanišauskas [from KCPL collections]
  • J. Damijonaitis Elementary School in Aleksotas
    4th decade of the 20th century. Photo by J. Stanišauskas [from KCPL collections]
  • Vienybės Sq. Courtyard of the War Museum
    4th decade of the 20th century. Photo by J. Stanišauskas [from KCPL collections]
  • The board of the Tilmansas Company
    4th decade of the 20th century. Photo by J. Stanišauskas [from KCPL collections]
  • The gate of the Agriculture and Industry Exhibition
    4th decade of the 20th century. Photo by J. Stanišauskas [from KCPL collections]
  • Laisvės Ave. near the Nepriklausomybės Square
    4th decade of the 20th century. Photo by J. Stanišauskas [from KCPL collections]
  • The gate of the stadium by Physical Culture building
    4th decade of the 20th century. Photo by J. Stanišauskas [from KCPL collections]
  • The train station
    4th decade of the 20th century. Photo by J. Stanišauskas [from KCPL collections]
  • The fire department I. Kanto St.
    4th decade of the 20th century. Photo by J. Stanišauskas [from KCPL collections]
  • The Vytautas Magnus pavilion at the Agriculture and Industry Exhibition
    4th decade of the 20th century. Photo by J. Stanišauskas [from KCPL collections]
  • The panoramic view of the New Town seen from Žaliakalnis
    4th decade of the 20th century. Photo by J. Stanišauskas [from KCPL collections]
  • The panoramic view of the New Town seen from Žaliakalnis
    4th decade of the 20th century. Photo by J. Stanišauskas [from KCPL collections]
  • Dock at the Blessed Virgin Mary's Ascension Church (Vytautas Magnus Church)
    4th decade of the 20th century. Photo by J. Stanišauskas [from KCPL collections]
  • Vytautas Magnus Bridge
    4th decade of the 20th century. Photo by J. Stanišauskas [from KCPL collections]
  • Laisvės Ave. at the crossroads of Prezidento St. (present Vilniaus St.), P. Lukšio St. (present Šv. Gertrūdos St.) and Ukmergės Rd. (present Savanorių Ave.)
    4th decade of the 20th century. Photo by J. Stanišauskas [from KCPL collections]
  • Garrison Church
    1920. Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Kaunas. Exhibition of Agriculture and Industry
    1922. Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Song Festival in A. Mickevičiaus Square (present P. Vileišio Sq.)
    Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Nemunas harbour
    1925. Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Pavillion in Vytautas Park. Kaunas
    1925. Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Cavalry parade in P. Vileišio Square
    Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Flood in Jonavos Street
    1926. Photo [From KCPL collections]
  • Flood destroying Vilijampolės bridge
    1926. Photo [From KCPL collections]
  • Flood in the old City
    1926. Photo [From KCPL collections]
  • State Theatre
    1927. Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Military Museum
    Poscard [From KCPL collections]
  • Military Museum
    Photo by A. Balsys. 1928. Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • View of Vienybės Square
    Around 1930. Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Vienybės Square
    Foto by V. Augustinas. Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Jesuit Church and City Hall
    Around 1930. Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Laisvės Avenue
    Around 1930. Photo [From KCPL collections]
  • K. Donelaičio Street
    Photo [From KCPL collections]
  • „Konrado“ Cafe
    Photo [From KCPL collections]
  • Intersection of Laisvės Ave., Savanorių Ave, and Vilniaus St.
    Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • Nepriklausomybės Square
    Postcard [From KCPL collections]
  • View of New City
    Photo [From KCPL collections]
  • Kaunas Railway Tunnel
    Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Kaunas Quay
    Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Gedimino Street
    View from Kęstučio St. towards the Garrison Church. Photo [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Gadlevski Manor Central Palace in Aukštoji Freda
    (In 1920 the Gadlevskis Central Palace was given to the Freda Schoold of Agriculture.) Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Pažaislis Monestary
    1932. Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Vytautas Magnus (Aleksotas) bridge
    Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • View of Kaunas Old Town from Linksmakalnis hill
    Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Panoramic view of Kaunas Old Town from Aleksotas hill
    1925. Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • The Old Kaunas harbor
    Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • View of Vytautas Church in Kaunas Old Town from Aleksotas bridge
    1932. Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Ships on the river Nemunas next to Kaunas Old Town
    1938 [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Lithuanian yacht club
    1932. Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Kaunas railway station (used to be Karmelitai county)
    Photo [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • View of the Sity Center from the slope of the small-Ąžuolynas (Oak Grove)
    Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • View from the Green Hill
    Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Ukmergės road
    (present Savanorių Ave). Photo [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Vilijampolė (Petras Vileišis) bridge
    1930s. Poscard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Aerial view of Kaunas. Nepriklausomybės Square
    Photo [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • Aerial view of Kaunas. Nepriklausomybės Square
    1924. Photo [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
  • View of the merging of rivers Neris and Nemunas from Aleksotas hill
    1932. Postcard [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
First Soviet Occupation (1940–1941)
  • First Red Army tank in Kaunas, Laisvės Ave
    15.06.1940 Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Armoured carriers of Red Army in Kaunas
    15.06.1940. Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Rally in P. Vileišio Sq., Kaunas
    (after the pro-soviet government was formed). 15.06.1940. Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • View from Aleksotas Hill. Women wearing national costumes
    1950s. [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Pro-soviet rally at the USSR consulate building in Kaunas
    Laisvės Ave. 01.07.1940. Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Kaunas workers marching to the polling station
    Laisvės Ave. 14.07.1940. Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Voters for the People‘s Seym queueing at the polling station in Kaunas
    City Hall Sq. 14.07.1940. Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Rally at the State Theatre after the People‘s Seym was elected
    July 1940. Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Rally in Laisvės Ave., at the Central Post Office after the election of the People‘s Seym
    July 1940. Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Special session of the People‘s Seym
    24–25.08.1940. Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Parade on the Day of Communist Youth
    Laisvės alėja. 01.09.1940. Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Parade with the military in front
    Laisvės Ave. 01.09.1940. Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Soldiers at the History Museum
    07.11.1940. Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Military parade in Kaunas
    07.11.1940. Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Panemunės bridge destroyed by the withdrawing Red Army
    June 1941. Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Fire in a shop next to the cinema theatre „Forum“ (later „Laisvė“)
    Laisvės Ave. 1941 [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
German Occupation (1941–1944)
  • German artillery in Kaunas
    Savanorių Ave. 27 06 1941. Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Kaunas citizens queueing at „Pienocentras“
    August 1942. Photo by B. Buračas [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Kaunas Power Station blown up by Germans
    July 1944. Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Kaunas Railway Station blown up by the withdrawing German army
    July 1944. Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Blown-up Kaunas railway tunnel
    July 1944. Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Blown-up railway bridge across the Nemunas in Kaunas
    July 1944. Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Kaunas citizens saving their belongings after Germans set their home on fire
    31.07.1944. Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Kaunas citizens without a shelter
    02.08.1944. Photo by Kislovas and Velikžaninas [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Kaunas ruins
    August 1944. Photo by Kislovas [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
Second Soviet Occupation (1944–1990)
  • First Red Army artillerymen in Kaunas
    32.07.1944. Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Red Army cavalry scouts in Kaunas
    31.07.1944. Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Red Army tank in Kaunas street
    02.08.1944. Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Military parade in Kaunas
    07.11.1945. Photo [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Pioneers at a rally
    1940s. [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Military Museum
    1950s. [From the repository of Vytautas The Great War Museum]
  • Lithuanian State Institute of Physical Education
    1947 [From J. Palys' personal collection]
  • Kaunas Railway Station
    1960s. Postcard. Photo by J. Čikotas [From KCPL collections]
  • Garden of Vytautas Magnus War Meuseum
    1950s. [From J. Palys' personal collection]
  • Ferry across The Nemunas river, next to the M. K. Čiurlionis bridge
    1950 [From J. Palys' personal collection]
  • The New Town panorama from the alley of Kaukas
    20th c. [From J. Palys' personal collection]
  • Republican library (K. Donelaičio st. 8)
    1950s. (In 1963 the Republican library moved to Vilnius, since then the bulding belongs to Kaunas Public Library.) [From J. Palys' personal collection]
  • The view to the Vytautas avenue from the railway station
    1950s [From J. Palys' personal collection]
  • The House of Pioneers
    1956. Postcard, photo by P. Karpavičius [From J. Palys' personal collection]
  • S. Darius and S. Girėnas Stadium
    1950s [From J. Palys' personal collection]
  • „Neringa“ Cinema Theatre. Vilijampolė
    Postcard, photo by P. Karpavičius. 1965 [From J. Palys' personal collection]
  • „Taika“ Cinema Theatre. Šančiai
    Photo. 1959 [From J. Palys' personal collection]
  • The Quay next to the Panemunė bridge
    1950s [From J. Palys' personal collection]
  • A Passanger Ship in the Nemunas river
    1950s [From J. Palys' personal collection]
  • Building lot around the Pergalė Quay (now Karaliaus Mindaugo avenue)
    1950s [From J. Palys' personal collection]
  • Central Post Office in Laisvės avenue
    1962 [From J. Palys' personal collection]
  • The bulding on the corner of St. Gertrude‘s and Vilnius streets (demolished)
    1962 [From J. Palys' personal collection]
  • Kaunas’ Academic Clinic
    1950s [From J. Palys' personal collection]
  • Belfry tower of Catholic Seminary decorated with a Soviet star
    1966. Photo by A. Dumbliauskas [From personal archives]
  • Dome of Kaunas St. Michael Archangel (Garrison) Church without a cross
    Photo by R. Juškelis [From personal archives]
  • Memorial Christ‘s Resurrection Church in which Radio factory was opened in 1952
    About 1980. Photo by A. Plekačiauskas [From KCPL collections]
  • Kaunas City Garden group “Company“ at Vytautas the Great Military Museum
    XX a. 8 deš. Photo [From N. Gitkind personal archives]
  • Members of the former hippie group of Kaunas City Garden “Company“
    1980s. Photo [From A. Vinokuras personal archives]
  • Procession carrying the cross to the former city cemetery to commemorate Kaunas rebels of 1941
    Kaunas, 23 June,1989. Photo [From S. Buškevičius‘ personal archives]
  • Procession carrying the cross to the former city cemetery to commemorate Kaunas rebels of 1941
    Kaunas, 23 June,1989. Photo [From S. Buškevičius‘ personal archives]
  • Young men who refused to serve in the occupation army and their supporters on their way to establishing the Defence Committee „Ženeva 49“
    Kaunas, 7 October,1989. Photo [From S. Buškevičius‘ personal archives]
Second Republic of Lithuania (1990– ...)
  • The Day of Mourning and Hope in Laisvės Ave.
    Kaunas, June 14,1990. Photo by A. Matulionis [Laisvėjantis Kaunas : Grafika. – [Kaunas], 2002. – [Card No. 2]
  • Unveiling the Monument to those who perished for Lithuania‘s freedom
    Kaunas, February 16,1990. Photo by A. Matulionis [Laisvėjantis Kaunas [Grafika]. – [Kaunas], 2002. – [Card No. 7]
  • Demonstration at the Russian-occupied military base in Šančiai
    18 11 1990. Photo [From S. Buškevičius‘ personal archives]
  • The bust of the nation‘s traitor V.Kapsukas has just been knocked off this pedestal
    Militiamen are catching the protestors. Kaunas, 14 June, 1990. Photo [From S. Buškevičius‘ personal archives]
  • Actor and poet K. Genys giving a speech at a rally of Jaunalietuviai (Young Lithuanians)
    Kaunas, 23 June, 1991. Photo [From S. Buškevičius‘ personal archives]
  • The Day of Mourning and Hope in Laisvės Ave
    Kaunas, June 14,1990. Photo by A. Matulionis [Laisvėjantis Kaunas [Grafika]. – [Kaunas], 2002. – [Card No. 10]
  • Procession to commemorate the 49th anniversary of the National Uprising
    Kaunas, 23 June, 1990. Photo [From S. Buškevičius‘ personal archives]
  • Procession to commemorate the 49th anniversary of the National Uprising
    Kaunas, 23 June, 1990. Photo [From S. Buškevičius‘ personal archives]
  • Procession to the occupation Soviet army unit dislocation in Šančiai
    Kaunas, 18 November, 1990. Photo [From S. Buškevičius‘ personal archives]
  • Kaunas Freedom Avenue – pedestrian street
    Photo by R. Vaitilavičienė. 2005 [From KCPL collections]
  • Simonas Daukantas pedestrian bridge to Nemunas island
    Photo by R. Vaitilavičienė. 2009 [From KCPL collections]
  • Aleksotas bridge. A view of Kaunas Old Town
    Photo by D. Ginuvienė. 2009 [From KCPL collections]
  • A bird‘s eye view of Kaunas. Kaunas Old Town
    Photo by V. Vaitilavičiūtė. 2009 [From KCPL collections]
  • A bird‘s eye view of Kaunas. Kaunas New Town
    Photo by V. Vaitilavičiūtė. 2009 [From KCPL collections]
  • A bird‘s eye view of Kaunas. Kaunas Old Town where the Nemunas and the Neris rivers merge, Aleksotas bridge
    Photo by V. Vaitilavičiūtė. 2009 [From KCPL collections]
  • A bird‘s eye view of Kaunas. The town by Nemunas river, and the construction on Nemunas island
    Photo by V. Vaitilavičiūtė. 2009 [From KCPL collections]
  • A bird‘s eye view of Kaunas. Kaunas New Town, Kaunas Central Railway Station, Railroad Bridge
    Photo by R. Vaitilavičienė. 2009 [From KCPL collections]
  • A bird‘s eye view of Kaunas. Nemunas island
    Photo by V. Vaitilavičiūtė. 2009 [From KCPL collections]
  • A bird‘s eye view of Kaunas. H. And O. Minkovskiai street
    Photo by R. Vaitilavičienė. 2009 [From KCPL collections]
  • A bird‘s eye view of Kaunas. Pažailis monastery complex
    Photo by R. Vaitilaviciene. 2009 [From KCPL collections]
  • A bird‘s eye view of Kaunas. Kaunas Hydroelectric Power
    Photo by R. Vaitilavičienė. 2009. [From KCPL collections]

Railway station after the occupation of Kaunas [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]

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