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"Greetings from Sofia."

"Greetings from Sofia.", © State Archives - Plovdivenlarge"Greetings from Sofia.", © State Archives - Plovdiv


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Object:"Greetings from Sofia."
Description:A collage of five drawings - a Horo (traditional Bulgarian chain dance); a couple and a woman in folk attire; a park with fountains and a boat; and a mausoleum in the middle. Printed title and inscriptions in Bulgarian on recto: "Prince Boris Garden"; "The Tomb of Alexander".
Comment:The Memorial Tomb of Alexander I of Battenberg is the mausoleum and final resting place of Prince Alexander I of Bulgaria (1857–1893), the first Head of State of modern Bulgaria. The park was renamed as Borisov Garden after the birth ot Prince Boris (January 30, 1894 – August 28, 1943), son of Ferdinand I, Tsar of Bulgaria 1918-1943.
Date:Not before 1894
Type:Correspondence card
Creator:Karastoyanov, Ivan Anastasov, (Court photographer)
Publisher:Emil Pinkau, Leipzig
Dimensions:Artefact: 90mm x 140mm
Format:Not specified
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:180 Total Culture > 186 Cultural Identity and Pride
290 Clothing
340 Structures
360 Settelments
Copyright:Държавен архив - Пловдив
Archive:State Archives - Plovdiv, Inv. No.: ЧП № 754, л. 3
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova