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Studio portrait of Nikola Desev

Studio portrait of Nikola Desev, © St. Cyril and St. Methodius National LibraryenlargeStudio portrait of Nikola Desev, © St. Cyril and St. Methodius National Library


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Object:Studio portrait of Nikola Desev
Description:Full length shot of a man in folk attire carrying a sword or pistol in his belt and standing next to a small wooden table in front of a painted canvas backdrop, which is creating the illusion of the scene being set in nature.
Comment:Verso: hand-written dedication in Bulgarian: "To my friend Mr. Nikola Pravanov for remembrance / Nikola T. Desev Bulgarian."
Date:Not before 1863, Not after 1877
Creator:Stojanović/Karastoyanov, Anastas Nikolov, (Court photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 108mm x 67mm
Image: 89mm x 58mm
Format:Carte de visite
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:290 Clothing
710 Military Technology > 714 Uniform and Accouterment
570 Interpersonal Relations > 571 Social Relationships and Groups
Bibliography:Kassabova, Anelia (2013): Inclusion and Exclusion: The Role of Photography in the Nation-Building Process in Bulgaria from Approximately 1860 to World War I. In: Demski, Dagnosław, Ildikó Sz. Kristóf, and Kamila Baraniecka-Olszewska (Eds.): Competing Eyes: Visual Encounters with Alterity in Central and Eastern Europe. Budapest: L‘ Harmattan, 134.
Copyright:Национална Библиотека "Св. св. Кирил и Методий"
Archive:St. Cyril and St. Methodius National Library, Inv. No.: С 567
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova