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Studio portrait of Konstantin Kanchev

Studio portrait of Konstantin Kanchev, © National Polytechnic MuseumenlargeStudio portrait of Konstantin Kanchev, © National Polytechnic Museum


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Object:Studio portrait of Konstantin Kanchev
Description:Medium close-up of a man in half profile wearing a military uniform with an insignia of honour.
Comment:Konstantin Kanchev (1865 - unknown) was one of the first Bulgarians to fly in a hot-air balloon with Eugene Godard at the First Bulgarian International Agricultural and Industrial Fair in Plovdiv in 1892. Lieutenant Kanchev commanded the unit engaged in servicing of the balloon. Kanchev became major in 1906 and colonel in 1920.
Date:Not before 1888, Not after 1892
Creator:Karastoyanov, Ivan Anastasov, (Court photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 164mm x 106mm
Image: 135mm x 94mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:700 Armed Forces
710 Military Technology > 714 Uniform and Accouterment
370 Energy and Power > 372 Fire
430 Exchange > 438 Domestic Trade
430 Exchange > 439 Foreign Trade
500 Water, Air, and Space Transportation > 509 Air Transport
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
Copyright:Национален Политехнически Музей
Archive:National Polytechnic Museum, Inv. No.: OF № 7531
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova