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VIF | Visualizing Family, Gender Relations and the Body. The Balkans approx. 1860-1950

Legue Street

Legue Street, © Publishing house "Minalo"enlarge


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Object:Legue Street
Description:Panorama photograph of a street corner with three-storey buildings and tramlines. There are many people in the street, wearing urban and traditional clothes as well as school, police and military uniforms. Some of them looking toward the camera. A man on a bicycle and a carriage can be seen in the background. Title printed in Bulgarian and French.
Comment:Léandre François René le Gay was a French diplomat, Vice Consul in Sofia at the time of the Bulgarian anti-Ottoman April Uprising of 1876 and during the Russo-Ottoman War (1877 - 1878). The town council appointed him honorary citizen of Sofia in 1878 and named one of Sofia's most important trade at the time streets after him. Recto in the lower left corner: "Neubert" - probably the publisher. In the lower right corner: a stamp with the name of the photographer.
Date:Not before 1901
Creator:Karastoyanov, Dimitar Anastasov, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 167mm x 226mm
Image: 156mm x 212mm
Format:Not specified
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:290 Clothing
330 Building and Construction
340 Structures
360 Settelments
370 Energy and Power
430 Exchange > 438 Domestic Trade
490 Land Transport
510 Living Standards and Routines
640 State > 648 International Relations
Bibliography:"Sofia v nashite spomeni" (1978). In: Balgarsko Foto, Vol. 4: 29
Penkova, Pavlina (1996): Albumat, podaren na Tsar Ferdinand I. In: Balkanistic Forum, Vol. 1-2: 131.
Copyright:Издателска къща "Минало"
Archive:Publishing house "Minalo", Inv. No.: K-12
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova