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The innkeeper's wife in her bedroom

The innkeeper's wife in her bedroom, © Photoarchive Borbaenlarge


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Object:The innkeeper's wife in her bedroom
Description:Innkeeper Milorad Aćimović's wife Tomanija is sitting on a double bed with her baby on her lap. She is dressed in a dark jacket with decorations in the same shade and an equally dark headscarf knotted in peasant style. Her lower body is fully covered with a blanket. Her baby is carefully dressed, its lower body also covered by the blanket. The head of a cradle standing next to the bed dominates the lower left corner of the picture. The bed is situated in the corner of a modest room. The whitewash with contrast block prints looks somewhat faded.
Comment:The photograph was published as part of a report in the newspaper Vreme concerning a robbery in two kafanas on Avala Road carried out by a gang of thirteen men. Tomanija and Milorad Aćimović kept the kafana 'Avala' near the village of Pinosava. Tomanija was attacked and beaten during the assault.
Location:Belgrade, Avala
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
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
850 Infancy and Childhood > 855 Child Care
570 Interpersonal Relations > 579 Brawls, Riots and Banditry
590 Familiy > 593 Family Relationships
Bibliography:Upad trinaest maskiranih razbojnika u dve kafane na Avalksom drumu. Vreme 2590, 09 March 1929, 7.
Copyright:Photoarchive Borba
Archive:Borba fotodokumentacija, Belgrade (Collection Vreme), Inv. No.: Borba0105
Editors:Milanka Matić, Nataša Mišković