Market in Krakow

Market in Cracow
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Full title: On the Market square. Contest for the best model nativity scene in Krakow.
Release Date: 1947-01-06
Subject Categories: culture and arts
About the film

Nativity scenes at the market.

Director of Photography: Klonowski Romuald
Subject Number: 10
Event: contest for the best model nativity scene
Time: 1947
Place: Cracow
Rights: WFDiF
Sound: mono
Frame Size: 4:3
Colour system: black and white
Sequence description
00:00:01:15Inscription: "At the Krakovian Market". In the background: St. Mary's Basilica.
00:00:07:18Model nativity scenes.
00:00:21:21People watching the model nativity scenes.
00:00:25:14Children watching the model nativity scenes.
00:00:29:03A model nativity scene with a backlight.
00:00:36:02Woman with a baby in her arms, by a nativity scene.
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reader text

In the market square of central Krakow, during Christmas there is a traditional competition held to find the best nativity scene. Laboriously hand-made models, built by self-taught craftsmen are of particular interest to researchers of regional customs. However, they bring the utmost joy to children, for whom Christmas holds the greatest surprises.

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