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Queen Marija and Princess Olga with their children on the Palace balcony

Queen Marija and Princess Olga with their children on the Palace balcony, © Photoarchive Borbaenlarge


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Object:Queen Marija and Princess Olga with their children on the Palace balcony
Description:View of the balcony of the Stari Dvor palace in Kralj Milan Street from below. The balcony has three windows. In the centre, Queen Marija Karađorđević wears a coat and headgear that covers her hair completely. She is holding her right hand to her chest. Two women are standing to her left, each holding an lavishely dressed toddler in their arms. On the far left, in front of the left window, Princess Olga Karađorđević is turned towards the two boys next to her. The older child is Crown Prince Petar, who is standing in the centre of this section of the balcony trying to lean over the balustrade and raising his left hand as if waving. The younger boy standing between him and Olga has raised his right hand, too. Another woman is leaning against the window column in the back. The third window is closed.
Comment:The children next to Queen Marija are the princes Andrej and Tomislav. The boy next to Princess Olga is her son Prince Aleksandar. The picture was probably taken during the Vrbica children's parade through Kralj Milan Street.
Location:Belgrade, Kralja Milana ulica
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 > 554 Status, Role, and Prestige
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
220 Food Quest > 221 Annual Cycle
640 State > 643 Chief Executive
590 Familiy > 593 Family Relationships
850 Infancy and Childhood > 852 Ceremonial During Infancy and Childhood
Bibliography:Jučerašnja vrbica, praznik dečije radosti. Politika 7882, 13 April 1930, 5.
Copyright:Photoarchive Borba
Archive:Borba fotodokumentacija, Belgrade (Collection Vreme), Inv. No.: Borba0127
Editors:Milanka Matić, Nataša Mišković