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Catholic peasant youths at the tram station

Catholic peasant youths at the tram station, © Mehmed A. Akšamijaenlarge


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Object:Catholic peasant youths at the tram station
Description:Upper body shot of a Catholic peasant boy and girl talking at the tram station in Baščaršija. They are wearing Sunday attire, including a dark fur cap (šubara) on the boy’s head, while the girl has a white scarf fixed in her plaited hair. A tram waggon is seen in the background surrounded by people, among them soldiers in Royal Yugoslav Army uniform.
Comment:The loose white scarf indicates an unmarried girl. The costumes are from the surroundings of Sarajevo. Analogue photographic process, negative-positive (Agfa Isopan 17 DIN). Original preserved as a negative and a positive on silver bromine paper, stored as a negative, print and digital record.
Location:Sarajevo, Baščaršija
Country:Bosnia and Herzegovina (contemporary)
Yugoslavia (historical)
Creator:Akšamija, Alija M.
Dimensions:Negative: 60mm x 60mm
Positive: 180mm x 180mm
Keywords:100 Orientation > 103 Place Names
130 Geography > 131 Location
290 Clothing > 292 Special Garments
560 Social Stratification > 563 Ethnic Stratification
Bibliography:Akšamija, Mehmed A. (2015): Alija M. Akšamija – Monografija arhivografije. Sarajevo: BANU. Vol. I, 37.
Copyright:Mehmed A. Akšamija
Archive:Alija M. Akšamija private collection, Sarajevo (Collection Sarajevski ciklus 1938./39. - Slučajni prolaznici XIa), Inv. No.: A.M.A. P N 9 39
Editors:Mehmed A. Akšamija, Kristina Ilić, Nataša Mišković