Picturesque Romania Of The 1930’s

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In 1931 the German photographer, Kurt Heilscher, known for his travel photo albums, was invited by the government to visit Romania and put together a similar album to those he already made about Germany, Spain, Italy and the Northern Countries. Two years later, in Leipzig, the “Rumänien: Landschaft, Bauten, Volksleben“ (Romania: Landscapes, Buildings, People’s lives) album was printed, in which the beauty of the countryside was captured.

Kurt Heilscher traveled over 25,000 kilometers through various regions of the country like Maramures, Transylvania, Bucovina, Moldova, Basarabia, Muntenia and Dobrogea, and through both cities and the countryside, took over 5,000 photographs. This is how Romania looked like between the two great wars. This is before history took its tole on the country, as well as the advancements in technology, brought forward by the Industrial Revolution, not yet taking root.

Agapia Monestary

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Twilight in Dobrogea

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Aromanian in Dobrogea

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Balcic (Today in Bulgaria)

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Balcic Castle

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Turkish Graves

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Old man from Viscri

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Village folk from Boita 

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Brasov

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Nuns

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The Danube Delta

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Turkish House in the Danube Delta

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Cart pulled by two bulls – Dobrogea

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House in Basarabia

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Cavarna (today in Bulgaria)

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Cetatea Alba (today in Ukraine)

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Hut in Mangalia

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Hut in Bazargic (today Bulgaria)

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Constanta Port

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Girls from Ghinda village

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Traditional dance

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Church in Harman

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