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A view over Peshtera town

A view over Peshtera town, © Institute for Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum - AEIM, BASenlarge


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Object:A view over Peshtera town
Description:Panorama view of a settlement. Two men in military uniforms and a boy (probably) are standing in the foreground. Hand-written inscriptions in Bulgarian and French: "Vue de la ville Pestera. / Départment de Tat. Bazardjik."
Comment:The earliest document of the town's name dates from 1479 from the Ottoman Empire. The first official Bulgarian census in 1880 stated 758 households and 3,871 inhabitants, five years later, in 1885, Peshtera had a population of 4,704 and 876 households.
Creator:Karastoyanov, Ivan Anastasov, (Court photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 330mm x 380mm
Image: 195mm x 233mm
Format:Not specified
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:340 Structures
360 Settelments
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.: aeim 270
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova