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Two Bosniak ladies in Baščaršija

Two Bosniak ladies in Baščaršija, © Mehmed A. Akšamijaenlarge


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Object:Two Bosniak ladies in Baščaršija
Description:Upper body portrait of two Bosniak ladies at the entrance to Baščaršija wearing a zar over European-style costumes, faces uncovered. In the background is a street scene that includes the Sebilj fountain and Baščaršija Mosque, an elegant gentleman in a long coat and bowler hat reading a newspaper, and a boy looking on.
Comment:Analogue photographic process, negative-positive (Agfa Isopan 17 DIN). Original preserved as a positive on silver bromide paper, stored as a print and a digital record.
Location:Sarajevo, Baščaršija
Country:Bosnia and Herzegovina (contemporary)
Yugoslavia (historical)
Creator:Akšamija, Alija M.
Dimensions:Positive: 180mm x 180mm
Keywords:560 Social Stratification > 562 Gender Status
100 Orientation > 103 Place Names
290 Clothing > 291 Normal Garb
Bibliography:Akšamija, Mehmed A. (2015): Alija M. Akšamija – Monografija arhivografije. Sarajevo: BANU. Vol. I, 28.
Copyright:Mehmed A. Akšamija
Archive:Alija M. Akšamija private collection, Sarajevo (Collection Sarajevski ciklus 1938./39. - Slučajni prolaznici Ia), Inv. No.: A.M.A. P 9 38
Editors:Mehmed A. Akšamija, Nataša Mišković