Warsaw - Place Krasinski


This photograph of Warsaw is from the George Grantham Bain Collection at the Library of Congress. The collection contains approximately 40,000 glass plate negatives and 50,000 photographic prints, most dating from the 1900s to the mid-1920s. Bain, who was born in 1865 and died in 1944, founded the New York-based Bain News Service in 1898. Specializing in news about New York City, and to a lesser degree the eastern United States, Bain distributed its own pictures and those purchased from other commercial agencies to about 100 newspapers. While focusing on the United States, the Bain News Service also provided coverage of other countries. This undated photo shows Krasinski Square in the age before the automobile. At the far side of the square stands the beautiful Krasinski Palace, built in 1677-95 for Count Jan Dobrogost Krasinski, according to a design by Tylman Van Gameren (1632-1706), a Dutch-born master of the Baroque who designed many notable buildings in Poland.

Last updated: September 29, 2014