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Indoor portrait of Petar Grigorchev

Indoor portrait of Petar Grigorchev, © St. Cyril and St. Methodius National LibraryenlargeIndoor portrait of Petar Grigorchev, © St. Cyril and St. Methodius National Library


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Object:Indoor portrait of Petar Grigorchev
Description:Full length shot of a man in military uniform with a fur cap and medals, holding a rifle with a bayonet. A painted canvas backdrop is creating the illusion of the scene being set in a park. Verso: hand-written inscription in Bulgarian probably by the Archive with biographical data about Petar Grigorchev.
Comment:Petar Ivanov Grigorchev (1857 - 1920) from Ohrid was a opalchenets-pobornik meaning "volunteer combatant" in the Russo-Ottoman War of 1877–1878, participant in the Anti-Ottoman Uprising in Kresna (1878), and owner of a bookshop named "Macedonia" in Sofia.
Date:Not before 1886
Creator:Karastoyanov, Ivan Anastasov, (Court photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 221mm x 139mm
Image: 185mm x 131mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
300 Adornment
660 Political Behavior > 669 Revolution
710 Military Technology > 714 Uniform and Accouterment
720 War
890 Gender Roles and Issues
Copyright:Национална Библиотека "Св. св. Кирил и Методий"
Archive:St. Cyril and St. Methodius National Library, Inv. No.: C V 60
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova