The album entitled Polska w starej fotografii (Poland in Old Photographs) is a third book in a series portraying various aspects of the past, issued in 2005 by the BOSZ publishing house. Meticulously edited, the album contains photographs from the second half of the nineteenth century to the outbreak of the second world war, found in Polish state archives. The author of the conception of the album is Iza Wojciechowska, who also selected the photographs, with Violetta Urbaniak as the consultant and Władysław Pluta as the author of the graphic layout. The texts were written by Prof. Dr. hab. Janusz Tazbir, Doc. Dr. hab. Daria Nałęcz, director of the State Archives, and Tomasz Jurasz, man of letters and historian. The whole undertaking was supervised by editor Joanna Kułakowska-Lis. The contents of the chapters, entitled: Landscape, People, Countryside, Town, Residences, Faith, Events, Economy and Culture, Education, Sport, are composed of more than 350 photographs with descriptions. The photographs, whose majority had never been published, document material and non-material culture, i. e. places and events which have become part of the past: architecture, landscapes, industrial areas, customs and people. The album features artistic, amateur and reporters’ works, rendering the reader aware of the role played by photography in recording history, and of the immense riches concealed in archival resources. The book is available also in English and German.