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Lumberjacks in a winter landscape

Lumberjacks in a winter landscape, © Photoarchive Borbaenlarge


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Object:Lumberjacks in a winter landscape
Description:Six men and a boy pose in front of a woodcutters' yard on a snowy day. Five of the men are dressed in peasant clothing, with hoods on their heads and opanci on their feet. The man in the centre wears a flat cap and shoes, though he is presenting his saw just like the others. The man on the left is holding up an axe as if to chop off his neighbour's head, laughing. The others are laughing or smiling, too. The boy on the far right is dressed in city clothes. In the background, an older man in a hat, coat and with a grey moustache is waiting and smiling.
Comment:Testeraši' were day labourers who came to work in the towns during the autumn and winter period. The boy probably belongs to the older man waiting in the background.
Date:Not before 1920, Not after 1940
Country:Serbia (contemporary)
Yugoslavia (historical)
Type:Photographic plate
Creator:Grdijan, Svetozar (probably)
Dimensions:Negative: 90mm x 130mm
Keywords:320 Processing of Basic Materials > 322 Woodworking
460 Labor > 463 Occupational Specialization
130 Geography > 132 Climate
550 Individuation and Mobility > 554 Status, Role, and Prestige
360 Settelments > 369 Urban and Rural Life
Copyright:Photoarchive Borba
Archive:Borba fotodokumentacija, Belgrade (Collection Vreme), Inv. No.: Borba0132
Editors:Milanka Matić, Nataša Mišković