The Lost World of Subcarpathian Ruthenia in the Photography of Rudolf Hulka (1887-1961)

An Illustrated Talk and Book Presentation
by Edward Kasinec
Curator Emeritus, NYPL & Associate Harriman Institute, Columbia University

With Carpatho-Rusyn Society New York
In cooperation with the Consulates General of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic.

Monday, Nov 24 at 6:30pm
Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73 St. New York City

Suggested donation 5.00


Edward Kasinec will introduce the Czech ministerial official, translator of Ukrainian literature and amateur photographer Rudolf Hulka (1887 – 1961) and his only recently uncovered color and hand-colorized photographic images that depict Sub-Carpathian Ruthenia in the early 1920s, capturing all the geographic regions, architecture, and peoples.

The entire collection, preserved in the vaults of the Slavonic Library in Prague, includes more than 4,400 unique visual materials depicting Sub-Carpathian Ruthenia, Slovakia, Moravia, Bohemia and, to a lesser extent, other parts of Europe and North Africa Edward Kasinec has served as a library curator at Harvard University, University of California, Berkeley, and for more than a quarter century at the Research Libraries, The New York Public Library. He is the author of many publications in the field of Russian and East European culture and has travelled, consulted and lectured throughout North America, Europe and Asia.