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Preparing for the lucky draw

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Object:Preparing for the lucky draw
Description:Indoor shot of two schoolgirls, one standing on a table, the other on a chair. Between them is a large wooden drum with a rotating device, containing a number of identical white items. The girl on the chair, left of the drum, is wearing a festive white dress with a necklace and has a Bubikopf hairstyle. The girl on the table, to the right of the machine, is dressed in a pleated skirt and a white blouse. Her hair is tied in two plaits. Both girls look very earnest, with their eyes wide open. Behind the table and drum, men and schoolchildren have tightly assembled, looking equally sober. A clock on the wall to the left shows five minutes past five.
Comment:On 16 June 1929, the festival of Pentecost, the newspaper Vreme organized a lottery in its premises in Poenkareva Street. Sisters Marija and Hedviga Hmelar were selected to assist and the newspaper reported extensively the following day, along with this photograph. The happy winners were Vinko Mihić from Skopje, who received the first prize of 20,000 dinars, and Hela Afandari from Belgrade, who won the second prize of 10,000 dinars.
Country:Serbia (contemporary)
Yugoslavia (historical)
Type:Photographic plate
Creator:Grdijan, Svetozar (probably)
Dimensions:Negative: 90mm x 130mm
Keywords:520 Recreation > 525 Gambling
350 Equipment and Maintenance of BLDGS > 353 Building Interiors and Arrangement
340 Structures > 344 Public Structures
300 Adornment > 301 Ornament
Bibliography:Premiju od 20.000 dinara dobio je g.Vinko Mihić, stolar iz Skoplja. Vreme 2686, 17 June 1929, 3.
Copyright:Photoarchive Borba
Archive:Borba fotodokumentacija, Belgrade (Collection Vreme), Inv. No.: Borba0070
Editors:Milanka Matić, Nataša Mišković