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PHOTOS: The island of Korcula over 100 years ago in photos

Korcula today

If you are curious how the stunning Dalmatian island of Korcula used to look like more than 100 years ago, then you should check out the VirKo project. 

VirKo is a digital library of the town library Ivan Vidali. The aim of the project is to ensure the protection of valuable originals, to increase the accessibility of heritage materials, to ensure greater visibility of heritage institutions in the local community and beyond, to improve the cultural and tourism promotion of Korcula, to create new facilities and services, and to encourage scientific and research work on the revaluation of the material and intangible heritage of the island of Korcula.

Korcula in the 1920s (Photo: N.A. Losjakov?/VirKo/Gradski Muzej Korcula)

Korcula in the 1900s (Photo: Unknown/VirKo/Gradski Muzej Korcula)

The virtual library has been created with the help of the staff of the Archives and the City Museum. The material is selected for digitisation, with an assessment of its relevance to local history, and the needs and interests of users.

Korcula in the 1910s (Photo: Unknown/VirKo/Gradski Muzej Korcula)

The library includes some fascinating old photos of the island and people, some more than 100 years old. 

Korcula in the 1920s (Photo: Unknown/VirKo/Gradski Muzej Korcula)

Korcula in the 1920s (Photo: N.A. Losjakov?/VirKo/Gradski Muzej Korcula)

There are also old postcards from the island submitted from family archives. 

Korcula in the 1950s (Photo: Unknown/VirKo/Gradski Muzej Korcula)

Korcula in the 1920s (Photo: Unknown/VirKo/Gradski Muzej Korcula)

You can visit the website here to see all the photos. 

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