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

Studio portrait of Aleksandar Teodorov-Balan

Studio portrait of Aleksandar Teodorov-Balan, © St. Cyril and St. Methodius National LibraryenlargeStudio portrait of Aleksandar Teodorov-Balan, © St. Cyril and St. Methodius National Library


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Object:Studio portrait of Aleksandar Teodorov-Balan
Description:Medium close-up of a man wearing a suit and glasses.
Comment:Aleksandar Stoyanov Teodorov-Balan (1859 - 1959) was a Bulgarian linguist, historian and bibliographer. As of 1893 he was Head of the Bulgarian and Slavic Literature Departments at the High Pedagogical School (the future Sofia University). In 1889 he was elected the first Rector of the University and re-elected several times (1896 – 1897, 1902 – 1903). He was also Dean of the Faculty of History and Philosophy (1899 – 1900, 1904 – 1905). Aleksander Balan was Secretary of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and as of 1939 he was Doctor Honoris Causa of Sofia University. From 1907 to 1910 he was also the Head Secretary of the Bulgarian Exarchate. Aleksandar Teodorov-Balan was among the founders of the tourist movement in Bulgaria, a long-standing chairman of the Bulgarian Tourist Association, and editor of the Bulgarian tourist magazine. He was also Grand Master of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Bulgaria.
Date:Not before 1892, Not after 1910
Creator:Karastoyanov, Ivan Anastasov, (Court photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 110mm x 69mm
Image: 95mm x 62mm
Format:Carte de visite
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:150 Behavior Processes and Personality > 156 Social Personality
810 Science and Humanities
870 Education
740 Health and Welfare > 741 Philanthropic Foundations
770 Religious Beliefs
780 Religious Practices
790 Ecclesiatical Organization
Copyright:Национална Библиотека "Св. св. Кирил и Методий"
Archive:St. Cyril and St. Methodius National Library, Inv. No.: С 3131
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova