Guide to the Evgenii Lendon Collection,  1890's-1930s, 1987-1991, 1994, RG 1853
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Brief Description: The collection is comprised of 147 sepia, as well as black and white photo prints, some of which were made from glass negatives. The glass negatives are not in this collection. Most of the photographs show various parts of the city of L’viv as it was during the last decades under the Hapsburg rule, and during the interwar period in the independent Polish republic. They depict the city in its artistic and architectural splendor, as well as it being the hub of trade, politics, multicultural and societal life. Included are views of major thoroughfares, street and marketplace scenes, advertisements, parades, theaters, high society clubs, ceremonies involving famous people, churches of varying denominations, monuments of famous people, and cemeteries. A select number of photographs clearly depict scenes with a Jewish presence: Jewish shops, a hospital, a cemetery and funeral chapel, burnt-out synagogues, and old Jewish neighborhoods. Jewish signs and posters in Yiddish and Polish are visible in some of these photos.
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Record Series Number: RG 1853/RG 1853
Volume: 1.1 Linear Feet
Access Restrictions: For  information about access to this collection,  contact: Chief Archivist , YIVO Institute for Jewish Research,  15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011 email:
Acquisition Notes: The collection was given to the YIVO Archives in 2007 by Fay and Julian Bussgang of Lexington, MA.
PreferredCitation: Published citations should take the following form:Identification of item, date (if known); YIVO Archives; Evgenii Lendon Collection; RG 1853; folder number.
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