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Boy with a 'Soko' cap and football

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Object:Boy with a 'Soko' cap and football
Description:Portrait of a small boy in a courtyard on a sunny day. He is wearing a neat jacket with a white sailor collar, short trousers, dark stockings, leather shoes and a sailor hat with the emblem of the Soko youth organization: the letters SOKO are positioned between two flags. He poses for the camera holding a leather football in both hands. A few metres behind him are the blurred silhouettes of three men, one in uniform, one in an apron, and one sitting on a bench.
Comment:Four-year-old Svetozar Milišić was found lost in Knez Mihailo Street, close to the building of the Serbian Academy of Sciences (Srpska Akademija nauka i umetnosti, SANU), on 30 May. A police officer took him to the municipal office, where the boy was dressed in a fresh Vrbica outfit. After he spent three days at the office without his parents being found, the administration asked the daily Vreme to publish a photograph of Svetozar.
Location:Belgrade, Stari Grad
Country:Serbia (contemporary)
Yugoslavia (historical)
Type:Photographic plate
Creator:Grdijan, Svetozar (probably)
Dimensions:Negative: 90mm x 130mm
Keywords:290 Clothing
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
740 Health and Welfare > 746 Public Assistance
850 Infancy and Childhood
620 Community > 625 Police
Bibliography:U kvartu Varoškom nalazi se već tri dana jedno izgubljeno dete, čiji se roditelji nisu mogli nikako pronaći. Vreme 2671, 02 June 1929, 9.
Copyright:Photoarchive Borba
Archive:Borba fotodokumentacija, Belgrade (Collection Vreme), Inv. No.: Borba0008
Editors:Milanka Matić, Nataša Mišković