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Group portrait of three women in urban clothes

Group portrait of three women in urban clothes, © St. Cyril and St. Methodius National LibraryenlargeGroup portrait of three women in urban clothes, © St. Cyril and St. Methodius National Library


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Object:Group portrait of three women in urban clothes
Description:A full length studio photograph of three young women in long urban dresses. The woman in the middle is sitting in an armchair; the woman on the right is seated next to her on the elbow-rest, holding her hand on the other woman's shoulder. On the left the third woman is standing, leaned on the backrest. A painted canvas backdrop is creating the illusion of the scene being set in a lounge.
Comment:From the left to the right: probably Rayna Karastoyanova, Maria Teneva and Bogdana Ikonomova. Rayna Karastoyanova (1878 - unknown) was the wife of the photographer Bozhidar Dimitrov Karastoyanov. She became a photographer alike her husband. They worked together in a common studio, but there are almost no photographs personally signed by her.
Date:Not before 1892, Not after 1895
Creator:Karastoyanov, Ivan Anastasov, (Court photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 168mm x 109mm
Image: 152mm x 106mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:210 Records > 215 Photography
290 Clothing
300 Adornment
890 Gender Roles and Issues
560 Social Stratification
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
550 Individuation and Mobility > 554 Status, Role, and Prestige
570 Interpersonal Relations > 572 Friendships
Copyright:Национална Библиотека "Св. св. Кирил и Методий"
Archive:St. Cyril and St. Methodius National Library, Inv. No.: C II 2852
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova