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Old Kyiv: the city in the 1900s as seen in the photographs of one of the best Ukrainian printing houses of the time. Photo

Dmitry KropivnitskyNews
Kyiv at the beginning of the XX century
Kyiv in the early twentieth century

Stefan Kulzhenko's publishing house was one of the best and largest book publishing houses in Kyiv. Thanks to old photographs, we can see what the capital looked like in the early 1900s.

The archival photos were published in the community "Spraha: Kyiv is interesting" on Facebook. Unfortunately, time has changed our city a lot.

"Kyiv in the early twentieth century. Photos from the album "In Memory of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra and Kyiv," published by Stefan Kulzhenko's publishing house in the early twentieth century. Stefan Kulzhenko's printing house was considered one of the six largest book publishing houses in Kyiv," the statement reads.

Old Kyiv: the city in the 1900s as seen in the photographs of one of the best Ukrainian printing houses of the time. Photo
Old Kyiv: the city in the 1900s as seen in the photographs of one of the best Ukrainian printing houses of the time. Photo
Old Kyiv: the city in the 1900s as seen in the photographs of one of the best Ukrainian printing houses of the time. Photo

As the authors of the project noted, Kulzhenko's publications repeatedly won gold and silver medals at various industrial exhibitions for their high printing design. Thanks to its illustrated editions, the printing house competed with the best publishing houses of the time.

Old Kyiv: the city in the 1900s as seen in the photographs of one of the best Ukrainian printing houses of the time. Photo
Old Kyiv: the city in the 1900s as seen in the photographs of one of the best Ukrainian printing houses of the time. Photo
Old Kyiv: the city in the 1900s as seen in the photographs of one of the best Ukrainian printing houses of the time. Photo
Old Kyiv: the city in the 1900s as seen in the photographs of one of the best Ukrainian printing houses of the time. Photo
Old Kyiv: the city in the 1900s as seen in the photographs of one of the best Ukrainian printing houses of the time. Photo
Old Kyiv: the city in the 1900s as seen in the photographs of one of the best Ukrainian printing houses of the time. Photo
Old Kyiv: the city in the 1900s as seen in the photographs of one of the best Ukrainian printing houses of the time. Photo

Stefan Kulzhenko was a Ukrainian printer, book publisher, and one of the most successful entrepreneurs of his time in Ukraine and the Russian Empire as a whole. He was one of the first in Ukraine to use the method of flat printing - lithography.

Old Kyiv: the city in the 1900s as seen in the photographs of one of the best Ukrainian printing houses of the time. Photo

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