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

An extended family photograph

An extended family photograph, © Institute for Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum - AEIM, BASenlarge


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Object:An extended family photograph
Description:Outdoor photograph in the farmyard between rural houses of a group of people of different age - women, men and children, seated and standing in three rows. An elderly woman is holding an infant, two boys are seated in the first row, embraced by two elderly men. Most of the people are in rural clothes, the men are wearing fur caps; one man is wearing a military uniform, two men are with fedoras.
Comment:Hand-written inscription in the lower left corner: "Zadruga Adamovo (Gabrovo district)". Gift to the National Ethnographic Museum from the Bulgarian Ethnographic Society (Balgarsko narodouchno druzhestvo).
Date:Not after 1909
Creator:Karastoyanov, Dimitar Anastasov, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 328mm x 390mm
Image: 201mm x 257mm
Format:Not specified
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:290 Clothing
340 Structures > 342 Dwellings
360 Settelments
530 Arts > 533 Music
560 Social Stratification
580 Marrige
590 Familiy
610 Kin Groups
850 Infancy and Childhood
860 Socialization
880 Adolescene, Adulthood, and Old Age
890 Gender Roles and Issues
Bibliography:Kassabova, Anelia (2013): Inclusion and Exclusion: The Role of Photography in the Nation-Building Process in Bulgaria from Approximately 1860 to World War I. In: Demski, Dagnosław, Ildikó Sz. Kristóf, and Kamila Baraniecka-Olszewska (Eds.): Competing Eyes: Visual Encounters with Alterity in Central and Eastern Europe. Budapest: L‘ Harmattan, 130.
Copyright:Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей - АЕИМ, БАН
Archive:Institute for Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum - AEIM, BAS, Inv. No.: VIII 155
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova