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

King Boris III with his children Maria Louise and Simeon

King Boris III with his children Maria Louise and Simeon, © Bilyana Braykova Karastoyanovaenlarge


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Object:King Boris III with his children Maria Louise and Simeon
Description:Outdoor photograph of a man and two children. The man, wearing a suit and a canvas cap, is kneeling on the ground, apparently picking or digging something up. There are a boy kneeling and a girl squatting next to him. Both children are wearing urban clothes.
Comment:King Boris III (30 January 1894 – 28 August 1943), son of Ferdinand I, Tsar of Bulgaria 1918 - 1943. In 1930 Boris married Giovanna Elisabetta Antonia Romana Maria, the fourth child of King Victor Emmanuell III of Italy and they had two children: Princess Maria Louise (born 13 January 1933, Sofia) and Simeon (born 16 June 1937, Sofia). After the new Communist-dominated government had been established in 1944, Giovanna and her children Simeon and Maria-Louisa remained under home arrest at Vrana Palace, near Sofia until 1946. In 1946 the government gave them 48 hours to leave the country, and they moved to Madrid. The photograph was taken in Borovets, a resort established in 1896. It was originally as a hunting ground for the Bulgarian Kings.
Date:Not before 1940, Not after 1943
Creator:Karastoyanov, Bozhidar Dimitrov, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 400mm x 300mm
Format:Not specified
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:290 Clothing
300 Adornment
360 Settelments > 369 Urban and Rural Life
460 Labor > 461 Labor and Leisure
590 Familiy
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
550 Individuation and Mobility > 554 Status, Role, and Prestige
640 State
850 Infancy and Childhood
820 Ideas about Nature and Man
860 Socialization
890 Gender Roles and Issues
Copyright:Личен Архив Биляна Брайкова Карастоянова
Archive:Bilyana Braykova Karastoyanova, Inv. No.: BK_025
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova