Book smugglers in the 19th century

This is probably on the progressives agenda , now its monuments next it will be books.

“After the Polish-Lithuanian insurrection of 1863, the Russian Imperial government intensified its efforts to Russify the Lithuanian population and alienate it from its historic roots, including the Roman Catholic faith, which had become widespread during the years of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. During the summer of 1863 Tsar Alexander II issued Temporary Rules for State Junior Schools of the Northwestern Krai, ruling that only Russian-language education would be allowed there. Therefore, the use of the Latin alphabet for the Lithuanian-language was totally banned.”

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Since you like that site you should check the Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/

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Looks good

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Here is another place to find interesting pictures and more.
https://archive.org/

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