Peter Iv. Kravarev (1856 - 1920) is one of the first publishers of postcards with views from Plovdiv. Kravarev arrived under the hills in 1878 as a translator at General Gurko's headquarters. A few months later he started working at the publishing house of Hristo G. Danov, then. published the newspapers Saedinenie (1883) and Kukurigu(1888).
In the same year he opened his own bookstore nearDjumayata Square - one of the best-managed in Plovdiv. It is here that his postcards with views from Plovdiv were offered.
Kravarev is one of the founders of the theater in Plovdiv. In 1893 he published the one-act play "I'll kill myself, an extra funny comedy in one action".
View from Nebet tepe to the Maritsa River and surrounding buildings. The photograph was taken in 1895. In the middle is the Knyaz Alexander State High School for boys. In front of the high school is the St. Cyril and Methodius Church, built on the project of engineer Josef Schnitter. The building here is shown in its original form. Unfortunately, much of the windows have been built, and walls have been built next to the exquisite columns. The postcard was issued by Peter Iv. Kravarevaround 1900 – 1901.
A view from Sahat Tepe (Danov Hill). In the middle there is the St. Marina temple, on the right is the St Ludwig catholic cathedral. The postcard was issued by Peter Iv. Kravarev around 1900.
The central part of the Tsar Simeon Veliki Garden with the Demeter Fountain. The postcard was issued by Peter Iv. Kravarev around 1900.
A view from the top of Taksim Tepe.At the forefront is the metropolitan St. Marina temple. Of the buildings that are visible in the picture, only five have survived to this day. The postcard was issued by Peter Iv. Kravarev around 1900.
The lake in Tsar Simeon Garden. Today we can only see it on old archive photographs. The postcard was issued by Peter Iv. Kravarev around 1900.