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SIBA – A Visual Approach to Explore Everyday Life in Turkish and Yugoslav Cities, 1920s and 1930s

Girls at the window

Girls at the window, © Mehmed A. Akšamijaenlarge


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Object:Girls at the window
Description:Upper storey of a traditional Bosnian house against a lightly clouded sky. The roofline divides the picture into an upper half taken by the sky, and a lower half dominated by the house's white wall and three upper windows. Two of these sash windows are open, and from each, two young bareheaded girls lean out and smile into the camera.
Comment: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, Kovači
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
560 Social Stratification > 561 Age stratification
Bibliography:Akšamija, Mehmed A. (2015): Alija M. Akšamija – Monografija arhivografije. Sarajevo: BANU. Vol. I, 44.
Copyright:Mehmed A. Akšamija
Archive:Alija M. Akšamija private collection, Sarajevo (Collection Sarajevski ciklus 1938./39. - Iz mahale II.), Inv. No.: A.M.A. P N 13 39
Editors:Mehmed A. Akšamija, Kristina Ilić, Nataša Mišković