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Baščaršija market scene with an orthodox man

Baščaršija market scene with an orthodox man, © Mehmed A. Akšamijaenlarge


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Object:Baščaršija market scene with an orthodox man
Description:Busy market scene in the Baščaršija market, featuring men in traditional urban and rural clothing standing, bending over or squatting around sacks filled with goods. In the right lower corner, a younger Orthodox man in tattered clothes (shirt, vest and trousers) and a cap made of cloth is smiling into the camera.
Comment:Preserved as a positive on silver bromine paper, stored as a print and a digital record. Analogue photographic process negative-positive (Agfa Isopan 17 DIN).
Location:Sarajevo, Baščaršija
Country:Bosnia and Herzegovina (contemporary)
Yugoslavia (historical)
Creator:Akšamija, Alija M.
Dimensions:Positive: 240mm x 240mm
Keywords:100 Orientation > 103 Place Names
130 Geography > 131 Location
290 Clothing > 292 Special Garments
460 Labor > 461 Labor and Leisure
560 Social Stratification > 561 Age stratification
560 Social Stratification > 563 Ethnic Stratification
730 Social Problems > 735 Poverty
Bibliography:Akšamija, Mehmed A. (2015): Alija M. Akšamija – Monografija arhivografije. Sarajevo: BANU. Vol. I, 53.
Copyright:Mehmed A. Akšamija
Archive:Alija M. Akšamija private collection, Sarajevo (Collection Sarajevski ciklus 1938./39. - Slučajni prolaznici XVa.), Inv. No.: A.M.A. P 19 39
Editors:Mehmed A. Akšamija, Kristina Ilić, Nataša Mišković