Album: Natan Krieger


Album: Natan Krieger

Natan Krieger, son of Ignacy and Hanna of Thieberger, after his father’s death, took over the family business as the only son.
Although his sister Amalia became a co-owner of the plant, her older brother was the manager.
Natan used the negatives inherited from Ignacy on the glass substrate, making prints from them.
Krajowidoki and images of folk types were very popular and were treated as souvenirs from a trip to Krakow.
The urbanistic face of Krakow underwent a significant transformation at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Natan Krieger documented the changes taking place, photographing the marked arteries and frontages of streets with newly built tenement houses and public utility buildings, designed by the most eminent contemporary architects.
The photographer also immortalized the great investments of this period in Kraków, he also took photographs of a complex of medieval buildings of the former clergyman’s monastery and a hospital for the poor, which was decided to destroy despite numerous protests and energetic action of Jan Matejko.
In their place in the Holy Spirit Square, the Municipal Theater was established, whose building was also recorded by Natan Krieger on film.