OLD PHOTOS OF VILNIUS

        This site is dedicated to old photos of Vilnius. The site's Gallery contains photos of Vilnius for about 100 years, beginning from the second half of XIX century until the second half of XX century. There are a tons of modern photographs of different cities on the Internet. But it is not easy to find old photos for three reasons: first of all, there are not many of old pictures, secondly, they are usually scattered across different sites, and thirdly, some resources on the Internet simply disappear: yesterday some URL existed but today the site is no longer available. For that we can blame the nature of the Internet sites: on the one hand they are easily accessible, but on the other hand, most of them if don't bring any income live short life: 3-5 years. I can not guarantee that this site will live longer. I'm just trying to keep in one place all the photos that can be found by me. The site's Gallery carries more than 1600 photos now. If you don't like this site and/or the Gallery just consider this site as a metasite containing links to other old photos of Vilnius resources. Old Photos of Vilnius. Old images of Vilnius. Старые фотографии Вильнюса. Senos Vilniaus nuotraukos.
      History of Vilnius for a hundred years of "old photos era", not to mention about the full history of the city, perhaps is uniq. In these hundred years it had been belonged to different countries: Russia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Soviet Union. And because of that there were a lot of changed in population demography (see Census Table), street names, belonging and name of the buildings. The central now street of the town was called: St.George avenue, A. Mickevich street, Stalin avenue, Lenin avenue and avenue of Gediminas. The main palace of the city - Presidential Palace now - first (in "before photography" era) was the Episcopal palace, then Governor-general's palace, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania and the Lithuanian news agency, Representational palace, House of a Soviet Army officers, the Palace of Arts. This situation complicates a choice of photo descriptions, and I tried, when it was possible, to save signatures, which accompanied photos in places where the photos were taken from.

        Click at the following link in order to watch photos:

Old Photos of Vilnius. Old images of Vilnius. Старые фотографии Вильнюса. Senos Vilniaus nuotraukos.
Old Photos of Vilnius. Old images of Vilnius. Старые фотографии Вильнюса. Senos Vilniaus nuotraukos.

The main list of links the photos were taken from:Link to ereaders

  1. Vilniaus vaizdo kaita
  2. Lietuvos Nacionalinis Muziejus
  3. VU Gidas
  4. Lietuva senose fotografijose
  5. Stowarzyszenie Szukamy Polski
  6. Вильнюс - Vilnius - Wilno
  7. Zbiory NAC on-line
  8. Forum in Vilnius
  9. Miestai, projektai, architektūra
  10. Senasis Vilnius
  11. KLUVIK Archives
  12. Seni Vilniaus miesto vaizdai
Old Photos of Vilnius. Old images of Vilnius. Старые фотографии Вильнюса. Senos Vilniaus nuotraukos.

           Few old movies about Vilnius:

  1. Jewish Life in Wilno
  2. Wilno in 1936 - 1939
  3. Wilno in 1938
  4. Wilno 1944
Old Photos of Vilnius. Old images of Vilnius. Старые фотографии Вильнюса. Senos Vilniaus nuotraukos. Old Photos of Vilnius. Old images of Vilnius. Старые фотографии Вильнюса. Senos Vilniaus nuotraukos.
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