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VIF | Visualizing Family, Gender Relations and the Body. The Balkans approx. 1860-1950

Portrait of a townswoman

Portrait of a townswoman, © Museum of City of SarajevoenlargePortrait of a townswoman, © Museum of City of Sarajevo


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Object:Portrait of a townswoman
Description:Half-length studio shot of a woman wearing urban clothes referred to as 'à la franga'.
Comment:Urban fashion 'à la franga' referred to the identification with Western (French) attitudes and was an expression of the upwardly mobile bourgeoisie in the Ottoman Empire. Hand-coloured photograph.
Date:Not before 1880, Not after 1910
Creator:Herz, Henrik, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 78mm x 47mm
Image: 71mm x 43mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:290 Clothing
300 Adornment
550 Individuation and Mobility > 554 Status, Role, and Prestige
560 Social Stratification
560 Social Stratification > 562 Gender Status
Copyright:Muzej Sarajeva
Archive:Museum of City of Sarajevo, Inv. No.: 8020
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Barbara Derler