Tartu before WW I

Exposition of Ivo Antonov

Selection of postcards from period 1901-1914. At the beginning of 20.century Tartu was Livonian province and university town with stabile rhytm of life. Earlier mostly German-speaking society was made up in wave of russification of last quarter of 19. century. Also was growing a new generation of Estonian intelligentsia. Insurrection of 1905 year did not touch life of town deeply (Estonian comments on 10-th card). But war, what started 1914, changed a lot in life of Tartu, Estonia, Czar-Russia and whole world.