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Portrait of Konstantin Kanchev

Portrait of Konstantin Kanchev, © National Polytechnic MuseumenlargePortrait of Konstantin Kanchev, © National Polytechnic Museum

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Object:Portrait of Konstantin Kanchev
Description:Head and shoulder shot in an oval frame, depicting a man wearing a military parade uniform adorned with five insignias of honour.
Comment:Konstantin Kanchev (1865 - unknown) was one of the first Bulgarians to fly in a hot-air balloon with Eugene Godard at the First Bulgarian International Agricultural and Industrial Fair in Plovdiv in 1892. Lieutenant Kanchev commanded the unit engaged in servicing of the balloon. Kanchev became major in 1906 and colonel in 1920.
Date:Not before 1900, Not after 1910
Location:Sofia
Country:Bulgaria
Type:Photograph
Creator:Karastoyanov, Dimitar Anastasov, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 165mm x 107mm
Format:Cabinet
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:700 Armed Forces
710 Military Technology > 714 Uniform and Accouterment
370 Energy and Power > 372 Fire
430 Exchange > 438 Domestic Trade
430 Exchange > 439 Foreign Trade
500 Water, Air, and Space Transportation > 509 Air Transport
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
Copyright:Национален Политехнически Музей
Archive:National Polytechnic Museum, Inv. No.: OF № 7532
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova
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