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Buying chickens on 'Zeleni Venac' Market

Buying chickens on 'Zeleni Venac' Market, © Photoarchive Borbaenlarge


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Object:Buying chickens on 'Zeleni Venac' Market
Description:An older woman in peasant costume, including a white headscarf and opanci, is offering a bundle of chickens to a lady in a white summer dress in Zeleni venac. She holds the chickens upside down, tied by their feet, and with the end of the string around her finger. She is carrying a yoke on her left shoulder, with two large baskets suspended from it. She uses her right arm to fix the yoke and at the same time to nicely present the chickens to her customer. The lady is standing close in front of her, using both hands to examine one of the birds. She wears a white cloche hat and a handbag on her right arm, and has deposited her shopping basket on the ground next to her. There are market stalls in the background, a boy is selling vegetables, and a barefoot Roma girl is strolling along the path.
Comment:The woman is selling live chickens.
Date:Not before 1920, Not after 1940
Location:Belgrade, Zeleni venac
Country:Serbia (contemporary)
Yugoslavia (historical)
Type:Photographic plate
Creator:Grdijan, Svetozar (probably)
Dimensions:Negative: 90mm x 130mm
Keywords:150 Behavior Processes and Personality > 156 Social Personality
340 Structures > 344 Public Structures
430 Exchange > 432 Buying and Selling
470 Business and Industrial Organization > 472 Individual Enterprise
Copyright:Photoarchive Borba
Archive:Borba fotodokumentacija, Belgrade (Collection Vreme), Inv. No.: Borba0051
Editors:Milanka Matić, Nataša Mišković