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Rediscovering Dubrovnik's Easter Heritage Through Vintage Postcards State Archive Dubrovnik

Rediscovering Dubrovnik's Easter Heritage Through Vintage Postcards

Written by  Mar 29, 2024

In a delightful Easter surprise, the State Archive in Dubrovnik recently shared a charming piece of history: a postcard dating back to the year 1900. This vintage gem, now part of a larger collection curated by collectors Mary and Krunoslav Leko, offers a captivating glimpse into Dubrovnik's past.

The collection, meticulously assembled over the years, spans the period from 1895 to 1918, encompassing the territorial bounds of the former Dubrovnik Republic. Comprising a staggering 1,795 postcards, this treasure trove is more than just a mere assortment of images; it is a vivid tapestry woven with threads of Dubrovnik's rich cultural heritage.

Accessible through the State Archives' website, this comprehensive collection is accompanied by detailed descriptions, offering viewers a deeper understanding of each postcard's significance. Indeed, this project stands as a testament to the dedication of the State Archives in preserving and sharing the region's history.


Among the treasures within this collection is the Easter postcard from 1900, a poignant reminder of traditions celebrated in Dubrovnik during that time. The postcard, with its intricate design and nostalgic charm, serves as a postcard not just from the past, but also as a bridge connecting generations.

Through these glimpses of the past, we are reminded of the importance of preserving cultural heritage. Each postcard tells a story, not just of Dubrovnik's history, but also of the people who inhabited it, their customs, and their way of life.

As we celebrate Easter, let us take a moment to appreciate the beauty and significance of these vintage postcards. They are not merely relics of the past, but windows into Dubrovnik's soul, preserving its essence for generations to come.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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