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.
Railway station after the occupation of Kaunas [From S. Sajauskas’ personal collection]
The most important dates and facts of the history of Kaunas. Take a look at the past and find out the most important dates and facts of Kaunas history from the earliest times to the present day.See more
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