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

Studio portrait of Boris Kolchev

Studio portrait of Boris Kolchev, © Svetla Bogdanovaenlarge


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Object:Studio portrait of Boris Kolchev
Description:Medium close-up of a man wearing a suit adorned with two badges.
Comment:Boris Kolchev (1890 - 2.02.1945) graduated from His Majesty's Military School in Sofia as an engineer. He was married to Nevena Andreeva Dimitrova. Kolchev became general director of the Bulgarian State Railways and Ports (~ 1935 - 1944) and Minister of the State Railway, Postal- and Telegraphic Services (1944). Boris Kolchev and a number of former cabinet ministers and royal advisors were sentenced to death by a "People's Tribunal" in January 1945 and executed on 2 February. The badge on the right is that of the Bulgarian State Railways. The Bulgarian State Railways were established in 1885.
Creator:Karastoyanov, Bogdan Dimitrov, (Photographer)
Format:Not specified
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:480 Travel and Transportation > 481 Locomotion
640 State > 645 Cabinet
660 Political Behavior
670 Law
680 Offenses and Sanctions
690 Justice
590 Familiy > 594 Nuclear Family
870 Education
Copyright:Личен Архив Светла Богданова
Archive:Svetla Bogdanova, Inv. No.: SB_05
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova