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"Chancellery of the Russian Governor in Svishtov 1878."

"Chancellery of the Russian Governor in Svishtov 1878.", © St. Cyril and St. Methodius National Libraryenlarge"Chancellery of the Russian Governor in Svishtov 1878.", © St. Cyril and St. Methodius National Library


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Object:"Chancellery of the Russian Governor in Svishtov 1878."
Description:Photograph of nine men, sitting and standing in two rows, with a carpet in front of them. In the first row five men are seated - two of them in military uniforms, holding swords; the others are wearing plain city clothes. The man in the center is holding a carnation, additionally colored in red and green. In the second row four men in urban clothes are standing. On the left and in the background there are potted plants. Recto: hand-written inscription in Russian. Verso: hand-written inscriptions in Russian with the names and positions of all photographed persons.
Comment:The Transitional Russian rule was established during the Russo-Ottoman War in April 1877, and suspended by the Treaty of the Congress of Berlin (13 June – 13 July 1878) and the establishment of Eastern Rumelia and the Principality of Bulgaria. The man in the center is Marko Dimitriev Balabanov (1837 - 1921) - Vice Governor of Svishtov and Ruse, lawyer and journalist; Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ecclesiastical Matters (1878; 1883 - 1884); diplomat in the Ottoman Empire, in Romania and in Greece; lecturer at the University of Sofia (1889 - 1898) and member of the Bulgarian Literary Society (since 1911 called Bulgarian Academy of Sciences). Among the photographed is Emanuil Ivanov (1857 - 1925), a scholar, mathematician and physicist, one of the founders of the University of Sofia and elected rector of the University (1890 - 1892 and 1893 - 1894). As of 1898 he was a correspondent member of the Bulgarian Literary Society (renamed "Bulgarian Academy of Sciences" in 1911) and became a full member in 1900.
Creator:Stojanović/Karastoyanov, Anastas Nikolov or Karastoyanov, Ivan Anastasov, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 171mm x 227mm
Image: 168mm x 220mm
Format:Imperial [?]
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:200 Communication > 204 Press
290 Clothing
530 Arts > 5310 Verbal Arts
640 State
710 Military Technology > 714 Uniform and Accouterment
410 Tools and Appliances > 411 Weapons
560 Social Stratification
660 Political Behavior
810 Science and Humanities
Copyright:Национална Библиотека "Св. св. Кирил и Методий"
Archive:St. Cyril and St. Methodius National Library, Inv. No.: C III 1122
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova