In preparation for the upcoming Easter festivities, I have delved into the digital library of Polona, curated by the National Library of Poland, to unearth these remarkable images.
The postcards were designed by Wacław Boratyński, a Polish painter and graphic artist who was fascinated by the works of Wojciech Kossak. He collaborated with leading Polish art magazines and designed, among others, posters, stamps, and postcards.
These particular Easter-themed postcards, published by Wydawnictwo Polonia, date back to the 1920s. The text “Wesołego Alleluja” stands for “Happy Easter”.
They show not only Easter celebrations that are typical for Poland and Easter Europe (Śmigus-dyngus), but also associate Easter themes with leisure and technology.
Please feel free to share and reuse these images, as they are all available in the public domain.
Which one is your favorite?