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Group portrait of girls in folk attire

Group portrait of girls in folk attire, © St. Cyril and St. Methodius National LibraryenlargeGroup portrait of girls in folk attire, © St. Cyril and St. Methodius National Library


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Object:Group portrait of girls in folk attire
Description:Full length studio shot of six girls in folk attire, holding baskets and a pitcher. One of the girls is sitting on a fake water well, another one on an artificial rock. The other girls are standing. All of them are richly adorned with necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and their hair is adorned with flowers. One girl is wearing a belt with metal buckles.
Comment:Recto: hand-written inscription: "1882 Girls from Gorna Banya". The decor is the same as in VASE.00961. One of the women in the picture also appears in VASE.00964. Some of the women's attires are identical with those in VASE.00966.
Creator:Karastoyanov, Dimitar Anastasov, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 111mm x 167mm
Image: 102mm x 139mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:290 Clothing
300 Adornment
360 Settelments > 369 Urban and Rural Life
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, 137.
Copyright:Национална Библиотека "Св. св. Кирил и Методий"
Archive:St. Cyril and St. Methodius National Library, Inv. No.: С ІІ 251
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova