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French seamen in front of Hotel Imperijal

French seamen in front of Hotel Imperijal, © Photoarchive Borbaenlarge


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Object:French seamen in front of Hotel Imperijal
Description:A large group of men pose in front of Hotel Imperijal on a wet winter day. They are wearing simple suits and flat caps, and some of them coats. The man in the centre has his right arm bandaged. A corpulent figure standing at a slightly higher position by the hotel entrance is more elegantly dressed and has a moustache.
Comment:The men belong to the surviving crew of the French ship 'Jacques Frèse', which was lost in the Black Sea. The photograph was published in the newspaper Vreme on 25 Feburary 1929 in its 'Belgrade Chronicle' section, two days after the men's visit to Belgrade.
Country:Serbia (contemporary)
Yugoslavia (historical)
Type:Photographic plate
Creator:Grdijan, Svetozar (probably)
Dimensions:Negative: 90mm x 130mm
Keywords:500 Water, Air, and Space Transportation > 505 Water Transport
480 Travel and Transportation > 485 Travel Services
460 Labor > 461 Labor and Leisure
510 Living Standards and Routines > 516 Postures
Bibliography:Brodolomci sa Crnog Mora u Beogradu. Vreme 2578, 25 February 1929, 7.
Copyright:Photoarchive Borba
Archive:Borba fotodokumentacija, Belgrade (Collection Vreme), Inv. No.: Borba0084
Editors:Milanka Matić, Nataša Mišković